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
Jebena Buna : coffee ceremony
Gursha : honouring its ghests
Nomadic ethnic group
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.
of chicken stew
with Ethiopian spices
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.
EAT IN OR TAKE OUT