Thursday, July 10, 2008

Foodie Update

We went to an Ethiopian restaurant tonight – Addis on Cape. Deeee-licious. All of the dishes were served in a big bowl so that we could share everything. You eat with your fingers using an Injera to grab a biteful of food. Injera is a sourdough pancake and you tear off small pieces to use with the food. We had two vegetarian dishes – one with mushrooms and one with lentils, and two meat dishes – one chicken and one beef. The spicy dishes were made with a berbere sauce, which is (according to the menu) milled dried chilis, garlic, onions, ginger, cloves, and cardamom. The mild sauce is a kibe, which is clarified butter with fresh herbs, turmeric, and cardamom. Both of the vegetarian dishes were our favorites. I wonder if the Food Network has any Ethiopian recipes (better yet…we can just check the website of Cindy McCain for some old family recipes…).

4 comments:

Cindy said...

DEEEEEN! Just a quick note to say it's great being able to peek over your shoulder at South Africa. Keep blogging, baby!

Elvie said...

I'm enjoying the wonderfully spiced food vicariously! We're having our own rainy spell here but I'm grateful for a dry place to live and sleep. What an incredible trip it sounds like.

Anjanette said...

Next time you're in Chicago, I will take to the best Ethiopian restaurant. It's call Mama Desta's Red Sea!

justme said...

Lots of Ethiopian recipes listed on Google.