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Unique Ethiopian Cooking Class and Coffee Ceremony with a Local in Addis Ababa

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    What to Expect
    Daniel and his wife Tigist are from the Oromia region of Ethiopia but love to cook dishes from around the country, so prepare to be served pan-Ethiopian cuisine. Tigist learned to cook helping her mother around the house as a child and ran her own kitchen after marrying Daniel, who has a master's degree in Social Anthropology and is a tourism professional - he's led trips around Ethiopia for over a decade!

    Daniel speaks perfect English and enjoys discussing diverse subjects from food and history to politics. He loves meeting people from different cultural backgrounds and sharing his rich heritage with them. They are blessed with three handsome boys who may join you during your experience if it's on a weekend.

    Your cooking class will take place in Daniel and Tigist’s home kitchen. During your 1.5 - 2 hour class, Tigist will show you how to make a traditional Ethiopian dish as well as how to pour and cook the perfect injera. You might learn to make shiro (chickpea or broad bean stew) or tibs (stir-fried meat with vegetables and spices) in addition to injera. You will also learn to roast coffee beans. If you're interested in learning to make an additional dish, include it in advance when making your booking - please note that it will extend the cooking time.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Meet Daniel at his home located in the western part of Addis Ababa on the way to Ambo or Gafarsa water reservoir.
    • Private cooking class + meal+ coffee ceremony
    • Beverages
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    • Gratuities
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Menu may vary depending on the season
    • If any travelers in your party have any allergies, dietary restrictions or cooking preferences please advise at time of booking
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • Private, personalized experience
    • Please note, this is not a commercial cooking class, rather this experience is a visit into a Addis Ababa home to meet locals who are expert cooks, and share Ethiopian culture and cuisine together.
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 3 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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    If you’re traveling to Addis Ababa, visiting Daniel’s home is a must! A friend of mine in New Zealand found Daniel Ademe’s contact details for me and I booked in for me and a friend to go and learn how Shiro and Injera is made. A couple of other friends found out we’re to go on
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    The organisation and communication of this cooking class was not the best. Pick-up/drop-off place on the schedule was Japan Market, but ended up being Asko Bus Station which is in the north west end of the city and took us an hour to get there. Also, they couldn't bring us back
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    This truly was a special and unique experience and I would highly recommend it to any traveler! Daniel and his wife and children are beautiful and warm hearted and I had such a lovely time chatting with them about their lives and experiences. Tigist is wonderful and so patient
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    To walk around the market with Daniel, discussing herbs and spices and then cooking with Tigist, trying to make injera, what a fantastic afternoon in a home, eating, talking, coffee roasting from raw beans, i would recommend this to eveyone who’s interested in Ethiopian cousine
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    I am just back from my first trip to Ethiopia and have to write about one of the true highlights of our trip.  Several friends and I enjoyed a Sunday cooking class and afternoon meal hosted by the wonderful Daniel Ademe Tirfe, his wife Tigist, and their three engaging children. 
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    Key Details
    • Traveling Spoon
    • Duration: 3h
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Languages Offered: English
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