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Gallo Pinot vs Injera April 19, 2008

Posted by habeshaviews in Culture, Ethiopia.

How classic Ethiopian of me? No matter how often I travel I always have a hard time getting used to non-Ethiopian dishes. I used to think that I would be dead if I do not eat injera for more than 3 days.That is what I hear from my Ethiopian friends too. Well, here in Costa Rica people eat rice with rice and rice.  You know perceptions about rice in Ethiopia.

Nothing against it, I even enjoy the way they cook it. But , come on, you can not eat rice continously. At least, I can’t. Funny thing , in Ethiopia we eat injera every other day and we don’t get tired of it right?

Okey a rice story , one of my friends who really got tired of rice went to the States during school break. Hoping for the first injera after months. Those who are Ethiopians ,you know the feeling. Guess what her hosts prepared especially for her ? …Yeah ,got it! -Rice…lol


Costa Rica is a country that loves to celebrate it’s culture. Festivals of music, food ,horses and dances are  common here. On April 13th,2008  the country celebrated one of it’s typical dishes , Gallo pinto.

”On this Sunday, April 13, more than 2,000 kilos (4,409 pounds) of black beans and 1,800 kilos (3,968) of rice will be seasoned, spiced, and cooked into enough gallo pinto to feed 30,000 watering mouths. In fact, thanks to the first ever Fiesta Nacional del Gallo Pinto (National Gallo Pinto Party), hosted on downtown’s Paseo Colón, all this delicious pinto will be free of charge”


Come to think of it ,no matter how we crave for it we never celebrated Injera.

 Niether of other aspects of our culture.So much for dying with out it!






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