The Expat Pantry
February 10, 2014 8:53 AM Subscribe
I live in Ethiopia, and plan to do some special food shopping while visiting the USA soon. What should I get?
posted by maya to Food & Drink (8 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
The small school where I work in Addis Ababa provides delicious vegetarian local cuisine at lunchtime. As for other meals, I'm an adventurous and capable cook- injera is delicious, but 6-10x a week is my max. I mainly use a cooktop.
I'd like to stock my pantry in an interesting way while visiting home/San Francisco soon. I already have over two dozen Indian spices and achar/pickle I picked up in India. I would really like to bring back special food items that will last a long time (i.e. you don't use much at once). My tentative list is heavily Asian , but I have no preference. Thank you!
1. not too heavy
2. not too perishable
3. a little goes a long way
balsamic vinegar (heavy but necessary!)