By Luladey Moges
2022 • Touchwood Editions
This debut collection of 65+ recipes, vivid photography and family anecdotes is an accessible, authentic introduction to Ethiopian cuisine. Learn to make injera, wot stews, hearty tibs, and more.
Growing up, first in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa and then in the United States, Luladey Moges learned the art of traditional Ethiopian cuisine from her grandmother, mother, and aunts. She has long been an enthusiastic home cook, introducing the tastes of Ethiopian cuisine to her friends in North America. At the same time, her career in hospitality and fine dining management has taught her what it takes to build a balanced menu and impress discerning gourmands.
People love Ethiopian cuisine for its unique combination of spices, aromas, and sociability. Dishes are served to be shared with family and friends, and unlike many cuisines, Ethiopian food has traditions of vegetarianism that make it particularly popular among meat-free cooks and diners. However, it can seem baffling to the outsider. Where can you get spicy berbere? How do you make injera? And doesn’t it all take hours to prepare?
In Enebla (which means let’s eat!) you’ll learn how to prepare aromatic wot stews, a hearty tibs, breakfast scrambles, colourful salads of pulses and fresh vegetables, authentic injera sourdough flatbread, and even how to enjoy a traditional Ethiopian coffee ceremony. The recipes are accompanied by lush food styling alongside family photos and ephemera. An extensive glossary invites curious cooks learn more about the Amharic language and Ethiopian ingredients.
As Lula’s parents used to say, “We might live in America but once you come home, this is Ethiopia.” With her accessible recipes and inviting anecdotes, Lula invites you to make your kitchen Ethiopia no matter where you live. Let’s eat!
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