Tekebash and Saba
Recipes and Stories from an East African Kitchen
Author: Saba Alemayoh
Mother-daughter duo, Tekebash and Saba, tell their story and the story of their homeland, Ethiopia, through cherished recipes and family memories. A touching, personal cookbook that tells a larger story of family, history, and the refugee experience.
Mother–daughter duo Tekebash and Saba tell their story, and the story of their homeland, Ethiopia, through the lens of food, demonstrating how sharing food from another culture can offer us all a path forward, towards empathy and understanding, and a world that is more cohesive and connected.
Born in Tigray, Tekebash escaped the civil war at the age of 17 to join other refugees in Sudan. She has been on a migration journey ever since. Despite having spent more time abroad than she has at home, she is unequivocally Tigre and has worked with food all her life. Her restaurant, Saba’s Ethiopia, brings Ethiopian food and culture to Melbourne.
Tekebash not only worked with food but loved her daughter Saba through food. The recipes in this book are its backbone and the structure around which personal and cultural stories are woven.
Hardcover | Interlink | 208 pages