Road

to

ETHIOPIA

Photos by Jeremy Lafrance 

A CULTURAL INVESTIGATION INTO AUTHENTICITY LED ME TO ETHIOPIA, LAND OF LEGENDS AND TALES, STRONG BY ITS HISTORY AND ITS SINGULAR PEOPLE, DEEPLY ROOTED IN TRADITIONS.

THIS INTERCULTURAL DINNER CELEBRATES ETHIOPIAN CULTURE, REINTERPRETING ITS SOCIAL CODES AND VALUES, BASED ON COMPANIONSHIP

EXPERIMENT A NEW way OF VISUALIZING AND SHARING FOOD

ACT DINNER

ETHIOPIAN SYMBOLS

Jebena Buna : coffee ceremony 

Gursha : honouring its ghests 

Nomadic ethnic group

COFFEE

CEREMONY

FIRST ACT

AWEL KALE I & BARAKA

Ethiopians celebrate coffee into a long ceremony where they roast, crush and infuse coffee beans.

They always serve tree cup of coffee, symbolic figure related to religion and Ethiopian history. The tasting goes from an aromatic and strong beverage to a lighter and watery infusion of coffee.

They appreciate it sugared or salty, with spiced butter (berbere)  and other spices.

BARAKA

STRONG INFUSION

KALE I

MEDIUM INFUSION

AWEL

LIGHT INFUSION

Bearnaise

of chicken stew

Eggwhites

steam cooked

Roasted Chicken 

with Ethiopian spices

Berbere

Espuma

GURSHA

BITES

SECOND ACT

GIVING HANDS

The Gursha is an offering ritual, from the host to his guests. It is an honorific 

The gursha ceremony is an ancestral ritual that governs the meal. Most often this practice is performed by women. It shows the respect and friendship that the host has for his guest.

 

The bigger the piece, the stronger the bonds that bind these two people. 

nomadic

desert

THIRD ACT

EAT IN OR TAKE OUT

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COMING SOON