Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

This Week Jessica Lambert Meets London's Ethiopian Community

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

This Week Jessica Lambert Meets London's Ethiopian Community

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Size: 25,000, according to estimates by the International Organisation for Migration in 2006.

Age: 39 years old -- the first real wave of immigration was in 1974 when a large number of professionals fled Ethiopia as political refugees following a military coup in the capital, Addis Ababa.

Favourite parts of London: Islington, Hammersmith, Lewisham and Hackney.

Can you recommend any great Ethiopian restaurants? Head to Tufnell Park for two extremely good Ethiopian restaurants on Fortress Road: Lalibela and the Queen of Sheba.

Any specialities I should try? The doro-wat (curried chicken) and tibs (cubed lamb) is great, and you should make sure to have mountains of injera.

What on earth's that? It's an unleavened Ethiopian bread. Traditionally you use one injera as a plate to put the food on, then break off pieces of another to use as an eating utensil. Basically it's an entire edible dinner set.

Wonderful. But what about my spiritual hunger -- where should I go for that? …

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