Armenian “Barbary” Bread

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The Modern Baker

By Nick Malgieri

Published 2008

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There’s a bit of a debate as to whether this is an Afghan, Armenian, or Iranian bread. I’ve seen and tasted it at the Armenian bakeries in Watertown, Massachusetts. Most have a couple of different versions, one that they make, and another imported from Canada that’s larger, whiter, and tastes more industrial made. Basically, berberi, or barbary, bread is a long, oval flatbread, dimpled on top and sometimes sprinkled with black sesame or nigella seeds. It’s light and tender and makes a perfe