Show 535, July 22, 2023: Chef Luladey “Lula” Moges with Enebla – Recipes from an Ethiopian Kitchen Part One

Cookbook Author Luladey Moges

“Chef Luladey “Lula” Moges is the author of the newly released, EneblaRecipes from an Ethiopian Kitchen. It’s a collection of 65 plus recipes, vivid photography and family anecdotes in 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.”

“In Enebla (which means let’s eat!) you’ll learn how to prepare aromatic wot stews, a hearty tibs, breakfast scrambles, colorful 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 to learn more about the Amharic language and Ethiopian ingredients.”

Chef Lula generously shares with us two recipes from Enebla that are personal favorites. These are Tibs (Beef Stir Fry) and Tikil Gomen (Ethiopian Cabbage Stew.)

Chef Lula Moges is our guest with fresh-baked injera at the ready.

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