Paul Malool is fascinated by his Armenian culture. By preparing authentic Armenian cuisine and playing traditional Armenian music with his daughter, he’s teaching his family all about their heritage.
Paul Malool is an Armenian-American with unwavering pride for his Armenian culture. Since childhood, Malool has embraced his ancestral roots. From the food and music to films and historical events — he embraces it all! Now, as a father and family man, he’s continuing to honor tradition by teaching his daughter about her family’s heritage and history. Together, the pair enjoy putting a modern spin on traditional Armenian meals.
Growing up in an Armenian-American household, Paul Malool was immersed in Armenian culture and cuisine from a young age. His childhood summers were spent soaking up the sun and knowledge about his heritage at Camp Nubar. A highlight that he anticipated each year, Malool forged irreplaceable memories at the Camp.
Just a short two hour drive from the Big Apple, Camp Nubar blends traditional American summer camp activities with Armenian culture. Campers enjoy everything from archery, boating, ceramics and fishing to games of tavloo and lessons about their cultural identity. Paul Malool fondly remembers enjoying his Armenian language lessons in between water skiing adventures.
Today, Paul Malool is imparting his love of Armenian culture on his daughter. Together, the pair try their hands at authentic Armenian cuisine. Dabbling with gourmet cooking has been equal parts challenging and delicious! So far, Malool and his daughter have prepared grilled haloumi cheese and jilbour. Keeping their cooking as authentic and Armenian as possible, the pair reference traditional recipes and classic cookbooks. Malool’s current favorite is Dining at Noah’s Table by Harold H. “Buzz” Baxter. Going forward, the pair are excited to try new and challenging dishes.