Recipes and Traditions from the Horn of Africa
Ethiopia stands as a land apart: never colonized, it celebrates ancient traditions. The fascinatingly distinct cuisine is influenced by a history enriched with a religious mix of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, as well as some of the most fertile land on the continent. In this cookbook, Ethiopia’s gourmet guru seeks to spread love for the country’s cuisine. After working as a chef around the world, Yohanis Gebreyesus decided it was time to go home and put his skills to showing off what his home country has to offer. Now, he’s dedicating his work to opening the world’s eyes to Ethiopian cuisine.
The delicious dishes featured here include Doro Wat, chicken stewed with berbere spice, Siga Tibs, flashfried beef, and Asa Shorba, a hearty spiced fish soup, plus vegetarian dishes such as Gomen, collard greens with ginger and garlic, Azifa, green lentil salad, and Dinich Alicha, potatoes and carrots in an onion turmeric sauce. Along with photography of the stunning landscapes and vibrant artisans of Ethiopia—combined with insightful cultural and historical details—this book demonstrates why Ethiopian food should be considered one of the world’s most singular and enchanting cuisines.