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      August 4, 2013

      Sunday   1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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      Spice Journeys: Ethiopia

      Join Slow Food East Bay for the next installment of our Spice Journey series... This time with an exploration of Ethiopia! On Sunday, August 4th from 2 to 5pm, we'll gather at Brundo Ethiopian Culinary Studio in West Oakland, where founder and author Fetlework Tefferi and cooking instructor Lea will lead us through the history and development of Ethiopian cuisine and the spices used to make it unique. We'll taste berbere and learn how it differs from the spice mixtures of other countries, hear the secrets behind clarified butter and the importance of it as a flavoring agent, and much more. After a demo of a variety of cooking styles and recipes, they'll be offering up samples that showcase the flavors of Ethiopia. In addition, we have the honor of hearing directly from Fetlework as she gives a reading from her new book "Ethiopian Pepper & Spice" (a copy of which is included in the price of the class) and answers questions about Ethiopia and the cuisine. Total cost is $60, $5 of which goes to Slow Food East Bay and the work we do in the local sustainable food community. So come out for an afternoon of education and inspiration -- walk away with ideas, a book, and a palate tingling with new flavors! ***Class sold out? Email Willow ( to get on the wait list*** More about our hosts: Brundo Culinary Studio's focus is to document, preserve and share Ethiopian Cuisine. We aspire to provide a deeper understanding of Ancient Ethiopian culinary art which is layered with complex unique flavors and secret family recipes. We believe that knowing and understanding Ethiopian Spice Blending is one of the key elements of preserving traditional Ethiopian cooking. Through our Spice Book "Ethiopian Pepper & Spice" and our Brundo Culinary Studio we offer classes to further introduce this amazing, aromatic and sacred cuisine. Fetlework Tefferi is the Founder and Director of Cafe Colucci|Brundo, Organic Ethiopian Spices & Herbs. Located in North Oakland, Café Colucci has delighted customers with authentic Ethiopian food since 1991. A pillar in the community, Cafe Colucci has been recognized with over 25 awards including Michelin Guide recommendation in 2012/13. (Zagat Rating, Best of Berkeley, Oakland Tribune, Best of East Bay, BayList Winner, East Bay Express, SF Weekly and Best of San Francisco.) Brundo Organic Ethiopian Spices & Herbs opened its doors in 1997. International, Ethiopia & has operated since 2006. Brundo Ethiopian Culinary Studio has been bringing ancient culinary art to life since 2008. In 2013 Fetlework came out with the book Ethiopian Peppers & Spice.

      Cost: 60.00

      Categories: Food & Wine

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