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Final: Egypt vs. Ethiopia

It’s time to decide on another African nation for one of the final thirty-two places in The World Cup of Food.  This week, our match pits the cuisines of Egypt and Ethiopia against each other.  Which do we think is better?

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Ethiopian Cuisine — Doro Wat: Spicy Stewed Chicken

Wat (or alternately, wot) is an Ethiopian stew spiced with the ridiculously hot spice mixture berbere (recipe follows that of doro wat) and cooked in a copious amount of niter kibbeh, Ethiopian clarified butter.  The chicken version, doro wat (recipe follows) is probably the most popular, though lamb, beef, or even vegetarian versions are common.

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Ethiopian Cuisine — Injera: Sourdough Pancake-Like Flatbreads

Ethiopian cuisine has a very different feel than those of other parts of Africa.  Ethiopia is one of the few areas of Africa never to have been colonized by any European power, and while European influences exist within its borders, Ethiopian cuisine has held on to its own native traditions very strongly.

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