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Ethiopian food comes Haile recommended – Hackney Citizen

Food historian Gillian Riley discovers the unique culinary heritage of Africa’s oldest independent countryThe Beatles said it all: John, Paul, Ringo and George inadvertently gave a name to the first near-human in history. In 1974 anthropologists who located and reconstructed the female skeleton of a hominid who lived over three million years ago, rejoiced, in their encampment in Hadar in the Awas Valley, to a euphoric tape of ‘Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds’; hence her name.

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Ethiopian cuisine pops up in Hong Kong for the first time – South China Morning Post (subscription)

There's something of a dark irony to promoting Ethiopian dining, given the country's tragic history of famine Just over 30 years ago, the BBC transmitted devastating images from northern Ethiopia showing 15,000 children dying from starvation. The broadcast moved Irish singer Bob Geldof to organise charity concert Live Aid, and brought Ethiopia's food crisis to the world's attention.....

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