Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Ethiopian Supper Delights


Our last night in Denver, Colorado, we had the good fortune to be invited to the home of lovely people who offered us an authentic Ethiopian dinner.

We brought wine and flowers.


When we lived in Arizona, we enjoyed going to an Ethiopian restaurant called Zemam's.

In the restaurant, in true Ethiopian style, there were no utensils and we sat on the floor around a big table.

 All food was served family style from a big container in the center of the table.

In Colorado, the family who invited us did not require that we sit on the floor.  

However, true to form, there were no utensils offered because Ethiopians eat their food via "injera," or a type of spongy sour dough flatbread.

The injera is made from teff, a grain grown only in Ethiopia.  

I find it to be quite delicious. 

The bread has a spongy consistency, is broken off from rolls in pieces, and used to scoop up food that is served.

Our hostess's mother made two chicken dishes---one with a spicy red sauce and the other in a tumeric sauce that tickled the taste buds.




Both dishes came with whole hard boiled eggs and were quite tasty.

The gracious and accommodating cook who made our dinner did a great job and we were so grateful. 




 As a matter of fact, I loved everything we had for dinner that night, as well as the generosity and kindness of our gracious hosts!

HAVE YOU EVER TRIED ETHIOPIAN CUISINE? IF NOT, WOULD YOU LIKE TO?

9 comments:

janice15 said...

Interesting it all looks lovely.. Thank goodness you sat at a table. I couldnt get up if i sat on the floor lol. Its always nice to adventure into different cultures and their foods. Happy Wednesday with love Janice

Linda O'Connell said...

What a fantastic cultural experience. So many food choices. I worked with a woman from Africa who said she wished her mother could come to America to experience the variety of fruits we have here.

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

I think I had Ethiopian food once, but can't remember where or when. I do have Ethiopian coffee beans from a friend who visited there. :)

Terra Hangen said...

I would try Ethiopian food. Our favorite restaurant in town is a different cuisine, Afghani, very delicious.

Barbara Neubeck said...

I would try Ethiopian food if the spices are not too hot..... I like experiencing new food tastes.. ... Barb xxx

Sandi said...

I looked up teff. It has 114 carbs per cup. Sounds delicious!!

:-)

I try to limit carbs, but this looks so good...

We have an Ethiopian restaurant near here. I wonder if they serve this?

Chatty Crone said...

Sounds like a wonderful dinner and a unique experience. We do have a restaurant here called La Pez - which offers the same thing - we have never been there tho.....

marianne said...

Never have had Ethiopian food but would love to try it sometime. Sounds like it was a lovely dinner.

We like Thai food and enjoy going to a neighboring town to a place called the Thai Garden. Maybe tonight would be a good time to make the drive and have some Thai food......

Red Rose Alley said...

Ethiopian cuisine looks interesting. No, I've never tried it before, but I'd like to. The bread looks different than ours here in the states. How nice that you were served this type of food by gracious hosts. I love to try different foods from different cultures.

love, ~Sheri

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