Okay, so since MOST of you live in the greatest country in the Whole Wide World, The US of A -- Canada, don't even BOTHER trying to pretend like you're better. For the record, that is NOT bacon! -- (it's almost yearly eval season, I gots to pretend like I'm all gung-ho America and how I love my job...) ANYWAY, as America has a plethora of restaurant choices these days, I'm sure most everyone has had Ethopian food at least once in their life.
And if you haven't, you have GOT to do so. Why? Because that shit is good!!! Hot, mind you -- so hot your mouth burns a good 23 minutes after you finish eating - but it ROCKS. (In my humble opinion - and since this is MY blog, it's pretty much the only one that counts.)
Well, the reason I bring it up is because my cook made Ethopian food!!! (look I've attached a pretty pic for you as Exhibit A so that you can see that unholy mess - that looks so nasty, but tastes so, so yummy. ) It's important to be able to SEE what I am talking about, because I have a few questions concerning this.
(a) What the HELL is it?! Do you see that piece of chicken. As far as I can tell, it is a chicken breast with a LEG coming out of the side of it. WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED TO THAT CHICKEN??? I suspect Sudan raises genetically deformed chickens, but I can't prove it -- yet.
(B) See exhibit B below. I have always wondered this....WHAT THE HELL IS THAT BREAD!? It is very yummy - when you eat it with the fiery food; but GOD HELP YOU, if you take a bite of that stuff without it. It is SOUR and Nasty....WHY? For the love of all that is holy, WHY!?
Plus, don't you think it kinda looks like that stuff we put down in our cupboards and drawers? What is that stuff called? Contact paper?? You know, for when you put your glasses away and you don't want it to touch the cupboard because you have never cleaned it since you moved in?? You know that stuff??
All of the above, not withstanding, I still eat it, I still love it, and I will probably ask her to make it again.
Which I totally realize is probably quite surprising for you all - considering that USUALLY the stuff comes on a big communal tray and you have to share the lumps of food they put all over it - you are absolutely right, NORMALLY, that is not my dealio.
But it's just THAT good. (And, Josh isn't here, so I pretty much get to eat it all by myself, so it is not really an issue today.)
However, I might not WANT you to tell me what it is, how it is made or why it is the way it is. I can only assume there is some horrific Africa tragedy attached to the sour spongey bread and the chicken with the boob-leg. I don't want to know that.
Therefore, I officially decree, it is made from Ethoipian "Wheat," that (when ground finely) creates a spongey effect due to the climate and minerals in the soil. The dish itself is called Yummyspongeyhotbird. The Bread is called spongebobsourpants. The lentil looking mash on the side is called lentil curry. (dooy).
The chicken? I don't know, that shit's just messed up.