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13 Jan 2009 - 6:55 PM  UPDATED 6 Sep 2013 - 9:31 AM

Maeve visits a bakery that cooks Ethiopian injera bread which is used with many spicy stews, including a slow cooked chicken dish called doro wat, made by young marketing expert Karim Degal and a clever three minute Abyssinian version of a stir-fry using lamb made by former Eritrean freedom fighter turned restaurant chef, Rahel Ogbaghiorghis.

Nigerian Kunle Adesua introduces Maeve to a range of African ingredients and then cooks up a delicious one pot jolloff rice dish with tender cubes of fish and vegetables. Chef Bathie Dia from Senegal shares the secrets of his favourite snack - Africa's answer to the falafel - a black-eyed bean patty called akara which he serves with a colourful chilli and capsicum sauce called kosayi.

Forgoing sweets this episode, Maeve joins Ruta Ukbagerish for a traditional coffee ceremony that starts with the burning of the ancient incense myrrh and includes the roasting and grinding of fresh coffee beans.

Featured Businesses

Essential Ingredients Segment – Part 1
Karim Degal’s family owns and runs the Mesnoy Injera Bakery and small grocery store in Melbourne’s Footscray. He is a passionate advocate of the food and produce of his Ethiopian heritage.

Mesnoy Injera Bakery Shop
77 Irving Street
FOOTSCRAY, VIC

Essential Ingredients Segment – Part 2
Kunle Adesua is the owner/operator of “Tribal Tastes” at the Queen Vic Markets in Melbourne. His encyclopedic knowledge of African ingredients is due to a love of food and produce from his homeland.

Tribal Tastes – A Feast from Africa
Shop 83, Deli Hall
Queen Victoria Market
(03) 9329 7097
www.tribaltastes.com.au

Surur African Variety Shop
2 Ian Street
NOBLE PARK, VIC
(03) 9546 8391

Starch Porridge Segment (Fufu / Ugali / Sadza / Mealie-Meal)
Hudu Al Hassan owns and runs the “African Feeling” restaurant in Sydney. Kunle Adesua is the proprietor of Tribal Tastes in Melbourne’s Queen Vic Markets.

Segment filmed at:
African Feeling
501 King Street
NEWTOWN NSW
www.africanfeeling.com.au

Tribal Tastes – A Feast from Africa
Shop 83, Deli Hall
Queen Victoria Market
(03) 9329 7097
www.tribaltastes.com.au

Akara and Kosayi Segment
Bathie Dia is a chef who learnt the art of cooking from his grandmother who ran a restaurant and shared with Bathie many of her trade secrets. In Australia, Bathie runs an online shop called Shield and Spear www.shieldandspear.com.au which specializes in products from West Africa.

Injera Segment
Meftuha is the co-owner / operator of Mesnoy Injera Bakery in Melbourne’s Footscray.

Segment filmed at:
Mesnoy Injera Bakery
77 Irving Street
FOOTSCRAY, VIC
Ph: (03) 9687 8855

Kulwha Segment
Rahel Ogbaghiorghis Rahel Ogbaghiorghis co-owns and manages “The Abyssinian” in Melbourne.

Jollof Rice Segment
Kunle Adesua is the owner/operator of “Tribal Tastes” at the Queen Victoria Markets in Melbourne. His encyclopedic knowledge of African ingredients is due to a love of food and produce from his homeland.

Doro Wat’
Karim Degal’s family owns and runs the Mesnoy Injera Bakery in Melbourne. He is a great ambassador for the food of his heritage.

Coffee Ceremony Segment
Ruta Ukbagerish is the owner/operator of the Mama Rosina Ethiopian Bakery (253A Barkly Street in Footscray) in Melbourne.

Segment filmed at:
The Abyssinian
Ethiopian and Eritrean Restaurant
277 Racecourse Road, Kensington, VIC
(03) 9376 8754