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    Ethiopian?

    You're going to an Ethiopian restaurant...what do you do?

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    First of all get look for a protein source. Then gander around the menu and see what the vegetable options are for other entrees; this way you can see what the restaurant has in stock. Make substitutions as needed if they allow it.

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    Well at Ethiopian restaurants there are no utensils, you eat everything with your hands or on a sponge like bread made of teff, an ancient grain. What you said was nice of you but is pretty logical.

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    Well then, eat a hearty meal beforehand and hope they have stew.

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    Is that not logical as well? =)

    I guess teff can't be too bad....it's an "ancient grain..."

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    Myself having never eaten Ethiopian food before I would relax and enjoy the experience even if it includes bread.

    If you really don't want to eat bread then ..... ......

    Do you have a grain intolerance you need to tell the restaurant about? Wink wink

    Otherwise call it your 20% and don't stress

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    I second Mozzy's idea. This will be a new experience and practice at the ancient art of moderation, which is useful in many things besides eating. =)

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteakNchop View Post
    Well at Ethiopian restaurants there are no utensils, you eat everything with your hands or on a sponge like bread made of teff, an ancient grain. What you said was nice of you but is pretty logical.
    I don't see why eating with your hands immediately means you "have" to eat the teff; I eat with my bare hands all the time, just because people don't usually eat steak/chicken/pork/whatever meat straight with their hands doesn't mean you can't.
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    Well, this post got me intrigued about Ethiopian food and lo and behold there is a restaurant in my area, however, their bread is not made from Teff but from rice flour which I don't fancy :-(

    Quote Originally Posted by Adventure8410 View Post
    I don't see why eating with your hands immediately means you "have" to eat the teff; I eat with my bare hands all the time, just because people don't usually eat steak/chicken/pork/whatever meat straight with their hands doesn't mean you can't.
    I think the bread is to soak up the juices. The dishes serverd on bread look a little "sloppy" and moist.
    Last edited by mozzy10; 11-23-2010 at 02:51 AM.

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    I agree; the teff really doesn't make things any neater. There is no reason at all that you can't pick up just the blobs of meat and veggies with your bare hands. (You will miss many of the juices that way. Maybe you could sneak in a couple of coconut pancakes to soak it up.) Personally, since I'm not celiac, I eat the teff.

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