Saturday, January 28, 2012

Ethiopian Cooking Club

Yumi hosted cooking club this month, and the theme was Ethiopian food! We started the night off with some snacks and wine.

Valerie made Dabo Kolo, tiny little spicy fried snacks. These were amazing. They were like little tiny bite-sized rolls!!!!!!!!! I couldn't stop snacking on them.

Yumi made Doro Wat, a chicken stew with hard-boiled eggs.

We piled all of our dishes onto a giant platter of injera.

Yum!!! Starting clockwise from the top, we have Nancy's Lab, a cottage cheese and yogurt dish; Emily's Ye'abesha Gomen, which are collard greens; my Yataklete Kilkil, a gingered vegetable stew; Yumi's Doro Wat chicken and eggs, and a tomato salad also by Yumi. In the middle is Valerie's Yemiser W'et, a spicy lentil stew.

On the side was a potato and beet salad made by Nancy. Isn't it beautiful?!

Time to eat with our hands!

The feast was incredibly delicious. We played Foodie Fight while we waited to get hungry enough to consider dessert!

For dessert, Summer made Prunes with Almonds and Raisins. This smelled AMAZING and the entire house was filled with the red wine & cinnamon aromas.

She served it with Yemarina Yewotet Dabo, a sweet honey bread that she baked. With a cup of mint tea, this dessert hit the SPOT!

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