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In Pictures: Why Ethiopians cannot stop habit of eating raw meat

The Ethiopians do not give up despite the warning of doctors from the raw meat eating habits they have been going on for centuries and the fast food culture...

In Pictures: Why Ethiopians cannot stop habit of eating raw meat

The Ethiopians do not give up despite the warning of doctors from the raw meat eating habits they have been going on for centuries and the fast food culture...

17 April 2018 Tuesday 12:35
In Pictures: Why Ethiopians cannot stop habit of eating raw meat

The Ethiopians do not give up despite the warning of doctors from the raw meat eating habits they have been going on for centuries and the fast food culture that is spreading in the country.

In Ethiopia, raw meat is consumed by the people.


This food culture, which can be strangely welcomed in different regions of the world, dilutes the mouths of old, young, female, male in Ethiopia.


Those who consume raw meat and suffer from health problems can not give up this habit, which is also a "status and wealth" indicator, even if warned by doctors.


THE MOST PUBLISHED "KITFO"

The "kitfo" dish, which is served with bitter sauces of butter and spiced marinated beef, is one of the most famous and common forms of raw meat consumption in the country.


Often consumed with traditional injera bread made from teff, kitfo is eaten by hand. This dish is consumed in some places by kocho bread specific to southern peoples.


The most important elements of the Ethiopian cuisine are the bitter sauces which are indispensable for the consumption of raw meat.


Mamush Tekalau, who has been a butcher for 15 years in the central district of Addis Ababa, capital of Piazza, said that everywhere he came to the Ethiopian's shop to eat raw meat.


"RICE ETE MAYOR"

According to the pleasures of the customer, he said that he served all kinds of meat with greasy and non-fattening, Tekalau stated that he consumed it with great pleasure especially after the fasting periods when he fainted raw meat.


"ACI BACTERS KILLING"

Kibrom Addis, who eats cutasse meat into bitter sausage, thinks that it will not cause health problems because the meat is marinated and kills all the bacterias with bitter seaweed.

"Especially after the fasting period, we all Ethiopians and of course I prefer to eat raw meat," says Addis, who says raw meat is very tasty.


"NOT THE MEANS OF CULTURES"

Doctor Mesafint Abebe, director of a private clinic in Addis Ababa, said that eating raw meat caused salmonella disease, indicating that the disease causes bloody diarrhea and cramps.


Abe said, "People actually enjoy their culture, not the raw meat," he said.

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Updated: 17.04.2018 13:43
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