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Sunday 12:30-13:00
Rpt: Monday 16:00-16:30
From amaranth to zabaglione, Sheila Dillon and Derek Cooper investigate every aspect of the food we eat.
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Simon Parkes
Andrew Jefford
Derek Cooper
Sheila Dillon, Andrew Jefford and Simon Parkes, Derek Cooper
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19 September 2004       
Ethiopia

Sheila Dillon examines the ancient food traditions and delicious variety of dishes available in a country more usually associated with famine.  

We hear from the New Year service at The Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahdo Church in London and from Alem Gebrehiwot as she prepares the traditional meal of doro wat

Reporter Joe Hollins travels to the Amhara district of the Ethiopian highlands to witness the daily ritual of making injera , the sourdough flatbread made of the Ethiopian staple grain tef , and to take part in a family coffee ceremony.  

Sheila goes to Tobia restaurant in London where she is joined by chef and owner Sophie Sirak-Kebede and writer and food expert Rita Pankhurst.  

Sheila talks to Dr Eleni Gabre-Madhin , Strategy Director of the Ethiopian Support Program at the International Food Policy Research Institute about the difficulties of cultivating tef and the nutritional properties of the grain.  

Getnet Demissie from the Ethiopian Community Centre in the UK explains the difficulties of finding traditional ingredients for Britain's Ethiopian refugee community and we visit Ethiopian grocers Engocha to see how important traditional foods are for those living in exile, and to examine how their presence has influenced the growing number of Ethiopian restaurants in Britain.   

Further Information 

Tobia
2A Lithos Road
London
NW3 6ES
Tel: 0207 431 4213  

International Food Policy Research Institute
2033 K Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006-1002
USA
Tel : 202-862-5600

Ethiopian Community Centre in the UK (ECCUK)
Selby Centre
Selby Road
London N17 8JN
Tel: 020 8801 9224

Engocha
143 Fortess Road
London
NW5 2HR
Tel: 020 7485 3838     

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