Archive for October 2009

A conversation with Gebisa Ejeta, 2009 World Food Prize laureate

Oct 29th, 2009 | By | Category: Featured Stories

Madeleine Bair recently caught up with 2009 World Food Prize winner Gebisa Ejeta in Des Moines, Iowa



A garden grows in Mosswood

Oct 29th, 2009 | By | Category: Featured Stories

Kijiji Grows, the brainchild of Eric Maundu and Keba Konte, seeks to teach food production through hydroponics.



At Café Sidamo, Ethiopian tradition serves up fresh cup every time

Oct 26th, 2009 | By | Category: Student Work

By MADELEINE BAIR
A coffee shop owner brings Ethiopia’s tradition of preparing coffee–a slow, deliberate process–to Oakland.



From the Horn of Africa to Oakland, a family tradition of food

Oct 26th, 2009 | By | Category: Student Work

By ALEXIA UNDERWOOD
An Ethiopian family keeps their grandmother’s recipes alive at a new restaurant in North Oakland.



Always without a home

Oct 26th, 2009 | By | Category: Student Work

By SHALWAH EVANS
In Morocco he was regarded as Senegalese and in Senegal he was considered Moroccan. In the United States he is clustered into the broad category of African. For this Senegalese immigrant, home is hard to come by.



Home cooking

Oct 26th, 2009 | By | Category: Student Work

By MATT DURNING
With spices and powders in her pot, Tirsit Ali brings a piece of Ethiopia to the Bay Area every day with her injera bread and shiro wot dish.



For Nigerian immigrant, charity finally comes home

Oct 25th, 2009 | By | Category: Student Work

By MARTIN RICARD
A Nigerian immigrant’s involvement in the country’s first private refinery project represents more than just a new business venture. It shows, some say, how one of the country’s most profitable resources, for years controlled by and benefiting those outside Nigeria, is finally bearing fruit on its own soil.



Dinner with Moussa

Oct 25th, 2009 | By | Category: Featured Stories

A conversation with Moussa Sow as he cooks yassa poulet, a dish from his native Senegal.



‘I had a good life in Zimbabwe,’ immigrant student says

Oct 24th, 2009 | By | Category: Student Work

By LUC IHADDADENE
Over the last few years, her country has been described in the world’s media as a disaster area. Yet family and her peaceful youth in Harare, known as the Sunshine City, offers Tendekai, a Zimbabwean immigrant, a different perspective on the country.