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How to Eat an Ethiopian by tucsonmike on 1 September 2007 7:37am
 
No, not how to eat an elephant. Since half the things out there remind me of Monty Python routines, all I can think of is the police training academy in which the recruits are supposed to be taught to defend themselves against fresh fruit.

For those who have never eaten an Ethiopian meal, it is the closest, acceptable way of playing with your food before you eat it. Your mother told you not to play with your food? In an Ethiopian restaurant, there are no utensils. The food is served as a variety of stews on top of a bread called Injera.

Injera is a fermented bread from a grain called teff. It tastes like sourdough. Teff has more vitamins than wheat and is better for you. Then you take other pieces of Injera and scoop your food up. Then you eat the Injera that is the plate. It is served (at least in this country) on a pizza plate.

Therefore, like that Python routine, first you grab the stew. Then you eat the stew and the Injera. The culprit is rendered helpless!

In Tucson, we have Zemams. Great place.
 
Re: How to Eat an Ethiopian by Spursfan on 1 September 2007 9:43am
 
Crikey! Most of it would be down my top I think Mike!!!

Sounds delicious though.

Anne
 
Re: How to Eat an Ethiopian by canaveralgumby on 1 September 2007 5:49pm
 
Oh, I thought this thread was going to be a "Modest Proposal"!
 
Re: How to Eat an Ethiopian by geordiegirl on 4 September 2007 7:30pm
 
Didn't look at this thread at first, thought it might be a bit too literal...and it was! Sounds great food, Mike. Bet you go there again.
And just to mention, I'm offline for a while & off to the West Country where they do you some damn fine Teas with scones, jam & clotted cream.
Catch up later.
 
Re: How to Eat an Ethiopian by Spursfan on 4 September 2007 8:16pm
 
Have a lovely time, Linda pet!! (Told you I spoke geordie hahaha!).

I just LOVE scones with or without jam and cream.
 
Re: How to Eat an Ethiopian by tucsonmike on 4 September 2007 9:13pm
 
Enjoy Linda. Never made it to the West Country of England (yet).

Yes, Anne. You can make a mess eating it.
 
Re: How to Eat an Ethiopian by Spursfan on 4 September 2007 10:26pm
 
Lol Mike!! I can make a mess eating with a knife and fork!!
 
Re: How to Eat an Ethiopian by Wild in Africa on 5 September 2007 2:16pm
 
You did forget to mention Mike that a lot of Ethiopian food is fiery hot. They do love their chillies in Ethiopia. I love Ethiopian food but it is an accquired taste, especially as the injera, when made properly is fermented first, giving it quite a vinegary flavour. Once you love it though you can't get enough of it!
 
Re: How to Eat an Ethiopian by tucsonmike on 5 September 2007 8:14pm
 
Good point Wild.
 



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