Armenian Hangover Cure: Beef Hash

Cure your Armenian hangover with beef hash.

Related To:

After indulging a little too much Ararat brandy, start the morning off with some Armenian beef hash. The preparation takes several hours, so start this before you begin imbibing.
The traditional Armenian booze, Ararat brandy, is said to have been Winston Churchill’s favorite drink. After indulging a little too much, start the morning off with some Armenian beef hash. The preparation takes several hours, so start this before you begin imbibing.

4 calf hooves
2 lbs. calf stomach
2 garlic cloves


It is best to buy the calf feet already cleaned, if possible. Otherwise, soak the feet in boiling water to loosen the shoe; then take off the shoe from each foot.

Singe all the hair and scrape off the rest with the edge of a knife. Wash everything very thoroughly. Soak the feet and stomach in water overnight.

Cut the stomach into about 1-inch squares. Cook them for about 10 minutes in water. Drain, and then cook them for an additional 15 minutes in a fresh pot of water.

Season to taste with salt and pepper. Make sure to skim the scum off the top (that’s what makes the dish bitter).

Serve with lemon juice or vinegar, or have it with flatbread.

Next Up

The Road Trip Through Hell Continues... Destination Fear Returns With All New Episodes

New episodes include terrifying sleepovers inside haunted abandoned locations and the team's first-ever international investigation, beginning Saturday, November 6 on Travel Channel and discovery+.

Timeline Of Mysterious Metal Monoliths Appearing Around The World

These obelisks provided a welcome distraction as we questioned who, or what could have built them, and why.

6 Bone-Chilling Twitter Threads You Shouldn’t Read In The Dark

Leave the lights on when you binge-read these collections of short tweets that weave together months-long horror stories.

This Abandoned Italian Prison Island Will Become A Mediterranean Vacation Spot

Would you consider a vacation to the Italian version of Alcatraz? Officials in Italy have plans to renovate a centuries old prison on a deserted island and turn it into a tourist destination.

The Bone-Chilling Haunted History of Ireland’s Spike Island

The “Destination Fear” crew spent 14 terrifying hours alone on an abandoned Irish prison island with human occupation dating back 1,300 years.

Man Discovers Mysterious 'Swamp' Under Trap Door In Vacation Rental Home

An English family’s relaxing weekend retreat turns ‘creepy’ after a series of bizarre events.

Lingering Secrets of Pompeii

Though the spectacular city met its tragic end nearly two thousand years ago, archaeologists are still hard at work unearthing its story. What might the next chapter be?

A Swiss Filmmaker Talks Travel and Good Luck Charms

The Paris Opera director Jean-Stéphane Bron talks about his latest documentary and his travel obsessions.

Escape Tuscany’s Crowds at These Under-the-Radar Spots      

Find local treasures, amazing food and wine and Italian hospitality at these out-of-the-way spots.