Malden Reads Explores Ethiopian Cuisine
Do you know what “gosha” means? Come and enjoy the unique cuisine and culinary traditions of Ethiopia on Monday March 26, 7:00pm at Habesha (535 Main Street, 781-399-0868)! The price is $10, which includes a tasting menu and Ethiopian coffee ceremony. Other beverages, tax, and tip are not included. Tegegne Feyissa, an Ethiopian immigrant and Malden resident, will speak about the food, culture, and history of Ethiopian food.
An Ethiopian meal typically consists of a variety of delicious, flavorful, and deftly spiced meat and vegetable-based dishes served with injera, an Ethiopian flatbread. Diners use the bread to scoop up small portions of the food — sort of a mini-roll-up! But perhaps the best introduction to Ethiopian food is through this classic scene from The Simpsons tv show. Coffee originated in Ethiopia and the coffee ceremony is a social custom to show hospitality to visiting friends, family, and business associates. The host roasts, grinds and brews the beans in front of the guests, using prescribed methods and implements. The coffee is served with specific snacks. If you are a coffee lover, this is a treat not to be missed!
This is the third in the Malden Eats for Malden Reads Community Dinners series. In keeping with the themes of this year’s Malden Reads book selections, Malden Eats invites you to learn about the diverse cultures in our community through eating and sharing a meal together at some of Malden’s ethnic restaurants.
To reserve your space, please call Habesha at 781-399-0868. Make sure to specify that you are with the “Malden Reads” event. Space is limited, so please be sure to make your reservation soon.