12/14/2016 – World Wednesday – Ethiopian


Welcome to Five Course Trivia! Five days a week, we’ll post five questions about something from the culinary world, from soup to nuts and all dishes in between.

We haven’t been to Africa in quite a while, but the World Wednesday Zeferu is up and running, and we are landing in our 34th stop on the tour, as we land in Ethiopia.

መልካም ምግብ!

1. The Ethiopian staple seen here is meat and vegetables sautéed, served with a variety of meats and often served on special occasions. And mister, they call me….

Question 1

2. Name either the sourdough-risen flatbread in the picture seen here, which is used to serve foods like wat or tsebhi, or name the Ethiopian flour used to make it.

Question 2

3. Name the chef seen here. Born in Ethiopia but trained in Sweden, this chef has made numerous TV appearance, was the youngest chef ever to receive a three star review from the New York Times, is the current head chef at his restaurant Red Rooster, and the guest chef for Obama’s first White House state dinner.

Question 3

4. Served as a breakfast, name this doubly-sounding dish made with Question #2, onions, clarified butter, and hot spices.

Question 4

5. Give the species name of the tree seen here. Originally from Ethiopia, the main item this tree is known for is found within the fruits seen here, and those hidden items made up 70% of the world market of it.

Question 5

6. If you were in an Ethiopian household, what specific eating custom would you probably notice your host practicing as they ate their food?



1. Tibs
2. Injera or teff
3. Marcus Samuelsson
4. Fit-fit or fer-fer
5. Arabica
6. They only eat with their right hand

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