Food: Ethiopian-y

In Food on February 16, 2010 at 6:19 pm

Hello Everyone,

I’m back! Almost completely settled in to my new place and ready to start blogging like crazy.

So, I have a brand new friend. Her name is Fasika. She is from Ethiopia. She is amazing. She came to my new home and created two fantastic Ethiopian dishes using authentic spices and butter from her home in Africa, local veggies and bread from an African market close by. The spices are like nothing I have tasted before. They are picked by hand, dried in the sun and ground by a type of mortar and pestle. Super hot and yummy! The bread is a large circular flatbread with a spongy texture. The first dish is a beef dish called Tebese and the second  is a vegetarian potato dish called Yatakelete Alecha Wete. No utensil are used while eating. You just rip off a piece of bread and scoop.

Choppin’ tomatoes

Fine cut beef

Injera (flatbread)

Tebese (Beef dish)

Yatakelete Alecha Wete (Vegetarian Dish)

Getting ready to eat it up.


Fasika and Carrie happy after dinner


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