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#1 mongo_jones

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Posted 21 September 2017 - 04:14 PM

when you think of african immigrants in minnesota you probably think of somalis; but there's a sizable ethiopian population too (relatively speaking) and quite a few ethiopian restaurants. of these, fasika in st. paul is probably the most established. here is a writeup of some recent meals there.

 

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Posted 21 September 2017 - 04:36 PM

I was going to ask a real question about commonalities between the ethiopian population in MN and the somalis. But then I realized you fucked up the html again.

Seriously though. Are the southern ethiopians related to Somalians?

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Posted 21 September 2017 - 04:51 PM

The correct link.

 

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Posted 21 September 2017 - 06:44 PM

 But then I realized you fucked up the html again.

 

i have no idea how the fuck that happens. i open the html link window, paste in the url and assume it's going to work.


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current whisky review: glen ord 28

 

current recipe: white bean curry with green peppers

 

 

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Posted 21 September 2017 - 06:45 PM

when you think of african immigrants in minnesota you probably think of somalis; but there's a sizable ethiopian population too (relatively speaking) and quite a few ethiopian restaurants. of these, fasika in st. paul is probably the most established. here is a writeup of some recent meals there.

 

kitfo-dulet.jpg

 

MJ, can you point us to a description and recipe for this crepe-like thing?


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#6 mongo_jones

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Posted 21 September 2017 - 06:46 PM

anyway, ask the question on the blog post comments, if you don't mind: that way twin cities people who know more about it than me might see it and respond.


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current whisky review: glen ord 28

 

current recipe: white bean curry with green peppers

 

 

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Posted 21 September 2017 - 06:48 PM

 

when you think of african immigrants in minnesota you probably think of somalis; but there's a sizable ethiopian population too (relatively speaking) and quite a few ethiopian restaurants. of these, fasika in st. paul is probably the most established. here is a writeup of some recent meals there.

 

kitfo-dulet.jpg

 

MJ, can you point us to a description and recipe for this crepe-like thing?

 

 

it's injera--the classic ethiopian "flatbread". sour in taste and spongy in texture: sort of like a cross between a south indian dosa (for the fermented batter taste) and appam (for texture). classically made with teff but in the u.s more likely to have wheat in the batter, i'd guess.


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current restaurant review: house of curry (sri lankan in rosemount, mn)

 

current whisky review: glen ord 28

 

current recipe: white bean curry with green peppers

 

 

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Posted 21 September 2017 - 07:02 PM

Super thanks!    Do you suppose I would come within shooting distance if I subbed, say, 1/2 buckwheat +1/2 unbleached wheat flour for teff?    I can probably source teff flour but would like to have some idea of the product before adding another jar to my pantry.  


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#9 mongo_jones

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Posted 21 September 2017 - 07:13 PM

i have no idea.


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Posted 21 September 2017 - 07:21 PM

Below are links to recipes for injera without teff flour.

 

https://www.quora.co...hout-teff-flour

 

http://www.kadiafric...era-recipe.html


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#11 Suzanne F

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Posted 21 September 2017 - 09:40 PM

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it's injera--the classic ethiopian "flatbread". sour in taste and spongy in texture: sort of like a cross between a south indian dosa (for the fermented batter taste) and appam (for texture). classically made with teff but in the u.s more likely to have wheat in the batter, i'd guess.


Teff has been grown in the United States for a number of years. It's available from Bob's Red Mill, King Arthur, and probably others. Not difficult to source. Mongo's guess just might be wrong.


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#12 mongo_jones

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Posted 22 September 2017 - 12:02 AM

of course it might be wrong. but considering there are ethiopian restaurants that charge a premium for teff injera, i suspect your average ethiopian restaurant's default injera is not made exclusively from teff.


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current restaurant review: house of curry (sri lankan in rosemount, mn)

 

current whisky review: glen ord 28

 

current recipe: white bean curry with green peppers

 

 

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Posted 22 September 2017 - 12:12 AM

never saw more than one kind of inerja in dc, but I never looked at the ingredients either.

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Posted 22 September 2017 - 12:13 AM

Is Minny a better food city than Miami?



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Posted 22 September 2017 - 02:28 AM

I was going to ask a real question about commonalities between the ethiopian population in MN and the somalis. But then I realized you fucked up the html again.

Seriously though. Are the southern ethiopians related to Somalians?


There are ethiopian somalis there, but mostly somali somalis from the wrong side of the food divide (I think Mongo posted some gnarly looking stuff from their places), and ethiopian ethiopians.
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