Meatless Monday Ethiopian Cooking Workshop and Potluck Dinner
Bring a plate to dinner and join us for a cooking workshop from local Wyndham resident Kidist Solomon. Kidist will explain how to make Ethiopian “beyaynetu” food. Consumed during periods of fasting, beyaynetu contains no animal products and typically consists of split peas, lentils and vegetable curries, served with the signature injera bread.
Fasting is a major element of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church. For 180 days of the year, followers must abstain from eating animal products, and refrain from eating or drinking before 3:00 pm. It gives time for the body and the earth to rest.
Following on from the workshop, we will share the food we’ve made, as well as the plant-based dishes you’ve brought along. We’ll also enjoy a musical performance from Ethiopian saxophonist Solomon Sisay.
Free but bookings essential.
*Meatless Monday is a global movement that encourages people to reduce meat in their diet for their health and the health of the planet. Eating less meat and more healthy plant-based foods can help reduce the incidence of chronic preventable diseases, preserve precious land and water resources, and combat climate change.
This event is part of WRA’s Sustainability Streets program, connecting neighbours through sustainable practises, for healthy waterways and resilient communities.