Authentic Ethiopian Cuisine in Vermont!
Ethiopian/Eritrean cooking relies on a diverse range of herbs and roots to develop characteristics quintessential to the cuisine. It also relies upon Injera, the spongy sourdough flatbread unique to both countries. You can't really have an authentic feast without it, but you also can't buy it in Vermont, so come learn the tricks of the trade to make your own authentic flatbread at home. The class is focused solely on how to make the bread and you will get a chance to pour, bake and flip your own Injera. Alganesh will be bringing different sauces that you will be able to try with your very own Injera during an Ethiopian feast at the end of class! This class also ends with an abbreviated coffee roasting ceremony with freshly roasted green Ethiopian coffee beans that are brewed right in front of you to enjoy. Please note that while you will be experiencing mixing and cooking your own injera, there is less hands-on time than our usual cooking classes, but plenty of delicious-ness to go around!
About the instructor:
Alganesh Michael lives in South Burlington with her husband and two daughters. She is originally from the county of Eritrea, a country nestled next to Ethiopia. She is a former nurse turned homemaker for the last 16 years. Although not a chef by trade, she loves to cook and entertain family and friends. She has been collaborating with several local restaurants, including Eritrean/Ethiopian pop-up events at Arts Riot, Big Picture Theater and Tandem. She also teaches classes and caters for private events. She prides herself on cooking and serving food in the traditional way with authentic spices and served on a large, family-style platter.