Today in the Food Section: The First Ethiopian Restaurant in the Region; Huitlacoche, Known as Corn Smut, Good for You?; Recipes for Cinco de Mayo

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Today in the food section, I pay a visit to Lalibela in Mount Kisco, the first Ethiopian restaurant to open in the region. Not familiar with Ethiopian food? Neither was I. Owner Selamawit Tesfaye showed me a few things in this video:

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Here’s Selamawit Tesfaye:

And here’s the story:
A new Ethiopian restaurant opens in Mount Kisco, and its food is a celebration for the senses. (me/TJN)

A full recap of the James Beard Awards. (AP)
Corn smut, aka, huitlacoche: good for you? Apparently, yes. (AP)
Recipes for Cinco de Mayo. (MCT)
A recipe for a quick paella. (MCT)

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Liz Johnson is content strategist for The Journal News and lohud.com, and the founding editor of lohudfood, formerly know as Small Bites. As food editor, she won awards from the New York News Publishers Association, the Association of Food Journalists and the Associated Press. She lives in Nyack with her husband and daughter on a tiny suburban lot they call their farm — with fruit trees, an herb garden, and a yardful of lettuce, tomatoes, onions, shallots, cucumbers, zucchini, radishes, cabbage, peppers, Brussels sprouts and carrots and four big blueberry bushes.

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