Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Wat's Cookin ?

A couple of months ago, I made my first attempt at Ethiopian cooking...

It was pretty easy because I got the berbere and the kebbeh from Little Ethiopia.

It was good!

However, Steven and I felt funny afterwards:

Me: I am dizzy.
Steven: Your face is bright red!
Me: You are sweating!
Steven: Julie, do you see that the walls are breathing ?
Me: I feel funny.
Steven: I think we should lie down.

I may have over done it with red hot chili pepper. Doro Wat should not make you hallucinate. It felt like I slipped myself a mickey.

Our friend Allen had better luck...

This past Sunday, Allen made us an Ethiopian feast! He used the recipes from this month's Saveur magazine.

Unlike me, he made his own spice butter AND his own Injera! Incredible.

It was extremely yummy, and the best part... no breathing walls afterwards.

Thanks Allen!


  1. I am SO uber impressed. Awesome. You inspire me to test my cooking limits.


  2. Wow, you are so lucky to live near Little Ethiopia! Sounds good!

  3. So the walls were breathing... I remember a time when something in a glass was wiggling. Seems my son has a penchant for inanimate objects doing very animated things.

  4. Made his own injera, eh? And it looks great in the pictures! Did he make it on a regular pan or skillet? Wish I had an Allen like yours.

  5. Katy,
    He used a six inch non-stick frying pan.

    I can't even toast a waffle.