The Recipe of Love
An Ethiopian Cookbook
by Aster Ketsela Belayneh
Aster has owned and operated Addis Ababa Restaurant in downtown Toronto since February 1992. The restaurant was an immediate success among the Ethiopian community and enthusiasm soon grew throughout Toronto.
Aster has won several restaurant awards and innumerable glowing reviews have been published about Addis Ababa.
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A Few Recommendations
"Having lived and worked in Ethiopia, I can tell you Aster Belayneh's Addis Ababa Restaurant is the real deal -- bringing the colours, textures, flavours and scents of Ethiopia alive in downtown Toronto. With authentic and lovingly prepared food, the restaurant offers the best of Ethiopian cuisine. With these recipes thoughtfully reworked so that they might be recreated in North American kitchen and with gorgeous accompanying photos, Aster Belayneh invites you to create your own Ethiopian kitchen. She's and inspiration."
~ Camila Gibbs, Author of the best-selling novel Sweetness in the Belly
"As I was eating I was wondering where I could buy a book to learn to make this gorgeous food. The textures and flavours are wonderful, and I have been wondering how to make injera. I would most definitely buy this book"
~ Astrid Bin
Aster Belayneh on Breakfast Television.
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"Aster adds her own style and passion to the traditional (and not so) ingredients of Ethiopia, creating very tasty recipes that are easy to cook and resonate with her delight and love for food (and people)."
~ Kevin Hoch
"I have frequented Addis Ababa for many years and have always enjoyed the ambience, Ethiopian jazz and -- most of all -- the incredible food prepared by Aster Belayneh!"
~ Jaymz Bee, JazzFM91
"Aster's recipes demonstrate that the heart of Ethiopian cooking is in the warm and exotic spices that turn the most simple of ingredients into heart warming and exciting dishes. Soul food!"
~ L. Younger