Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Speaking of recipes

For my birthday this year, in addition to taking me out for our bi-annual birthday coffee, H's godmother gave me this wonderful cookbook:



The author was born two hours north of Addis Ababa and was brought to an orphanage there with his sister when his birth mother died during a tuberculosis outbreak in the early 1970s. He was adopted by a family in Sweden and describes his idyllic, typical Swedish upbringing where he learned his love of cooking from his maternal Swedish grandmother. As he grew older, and began training as a chef, he longed to return to his native land and experience the tastes and aromas of Africa-and specifically, Ethiopia.

This cookbook is the result of his trip back home to discover the cuisine of a continent and a little piece of himself. Featuring beautiful photographs and recipes prefaced by stories of his journey, this cookbook is a must have for anyone who wants to learn more about the delectable and rich history of African cooking.

***It also includes a comprehensive list of resources in the index for ordering spices, foods and supplies to assist in food preparation. We've already placed an order for 30 pieces of injera and are planning an Ethiopian food night coming soon!***

2 comments:

Becky said...

My Mom loves this cookbook and loves Ethiopian food.
Becky

Faith said...

Count me in for that dinner..... ;-)