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Authentic Ethiopian Cooking class and coffee ceremony in Addis Ababa

Authentic Ethiopian cooking class and coffee ceremony in Addis Ababa with Daniel and Tigist. We are looking forward to teach you how to cook Ethiopian meal, pour Injera and roast coffee.

Daniel and Tigist’s home is in the outskirts of Addis Ababa, a neighborhood not frequented by tourists - only three non-Ethiopians have ever visited, and it's much calmer and greener than central Addis Ababa. Their home is comfortable, clean, and homey – decorated with pictures of their 3 boys, who you can meet during the weekend and evening experiences. Ethiopian cuisine uses a lot of spices in their wots (stews) and tibs (curry), making it hot and spicy. Ethiopians sit and eat from communal plates together, the base of the plate is lined with injera, which acts like an edible plate with other dishes served on top. The juices soak into the injera, which diners tear off into morsels to eat and even feed each other in a gesture called gursha that is meant to strengthen bonds. Teff flour is used to make the injera bread - it is soft, spongy and perfect to mop up the gravy. This is a family style meal - food is not served in courses. There will be no appetizers, main course or dessert that will be served. However, injera will be stacked with an assortment of meat, fish, vegetables and lentils. You will sit around the injera and enjoy the meal from one single platter. As Ethiopia is the birth place of coffee, you will enjoy a traditional coffee ceremony after your meal.

Experience notes:

Daniel’s home is in the outskirts of Addis Ababa and about 25 km from the airport. Since public transportation that is available is not so convenient, Daniel can pick you up and drop you back to your hotel at an additional cost, if you like.



Cooking class

Your cooking class will take place in Daniel and Tigist’s clean and modern kitchen. During the 45 minute class, Tigist will show you how to make a traditional Ethiopian dish as well as how to pour and cook the perfect injera. You will also learn to roast coffee beans.

Market visit:

After you meet Daniel at his home, he will take you to Keta/Asco market, a 15 -20 minute walk from their home. Here you will be introduced to local ingredients that you will use in your cooking class later. The market is a daily local market known for its spices, cereals, vegetables and other industrial materials. While the market is open on all days, Wednesdays and Saturdays are especially good for visits. Saturday is considered market day all over the country and the market teems with life and people.