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Old 03-14-2012, 10:41 PM   #1
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African/Ethiopian Cookbook

Since moving out of NYC I have been missing my local African, particularly Ethiopian restaurants. Any suggestions on a cookbook specializing in African cuisine (Not North African - that I know how to cook)?
I look at the Marcus Samuelson cookbook - that is not really what I am looking for. I want more like injera with a multitude of toppings.

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Old 03-15-2012, 12:01 AM   #2
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That is one cuisine that has not been made commonplace in California. There are a few places that I know of but I have not gone yet. That bread/pancake thing looks difficult at home. Is It?
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Old 03-15-2012, 12:33 AM   #3
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there is an ethiopian restaurant a few blocks away from my building. i've never thought to go there since i can't seem to get past the idea of the publicised accounts of ethiopians starving in the desert. it's a mental picture that doesn't conjure up thoughts of dinner.

yes, i know that's ignorant.

i'll have to try ethiopian one night. i'll wear a loincloth...



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Love Ethiopian food.
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Old 03-15-2012, 08:21 AM   #5
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That is one cuisine that has not been made commonplace in California. There are a few places that I know of but I have not gone yet. That bread/pancake thing looks difficult at home. Is It?
Never tried to make it but from my understanding it's much like a sourdough crepe
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Old 03-15-2012, 09:09 AM   #6
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Generally, I'm thinking you need a population from the culture. Then someone from the culture will open a place. The rest of us will "discover" the place and it goes from there.
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Old 03-15-2012, 09:56 AM   #7
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There is a large Ethiopian community in Ottawa. Subsequently, a few places close by. I would go, but I am not too familiar with the dishes so, I would be a bit intimidated as to what to order.
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Old 03-15-2012, 11:46 AM   #8
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I bought a copy of this years ago. It became so well-worn and covered in food stains that I'm now on my second copy:

Amazon.com: The Africa News Cookbook: African Cooking for Western Kitchens (Penguin Handbooks) (9780140467512): Africa News Service Inc., Tami Hultman: Books

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Old 03-15-2012, 12:49 PM   #9
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We have a small Ethiopian community right smack in the middle of a large Jewish community and there are several Ethiopian restaurants along this one block stretch. I like their food.
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Old 03-15-2012, 03:09 PM   #10
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I had Ethiopian cuisine many years ago, in the 1990s on Manhattan´s Upper Westside near the Museum of Natural History ( Colombus and West 79th ). I had no idea if it is still there.

I do recall it was lovely. Lots of subtle spices and the fish was stunning and it was served with a long grain rice.

Would enjoy to try again --- here I go for Moroccan, Tunisian, Turkish, Greek, Mexican and Japanese --- however, I believe there are some French Senegalese restaurants that had lovely write ups in the El Mundo and El Pais newspaper.

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