Every dish is cooked from scratch and made with love!
My name is Alganesh Michael. I live in South Burlington with my husband and two daughters. I’m originally from Eritrea, located in the Horn of Africa. I’m a former nurse turned homemaker for the last 16 years. Although not a chef by trade, I love to cook and entertain my family and friends. I have been working in collaboration with many local restaurants, in Chittenden & Addison County, schools and communities for over 6 years. I host Ethiopian & Eritrean cuisine and have popularized this ethnic cooking in the Lake Champlain region of Vermont. Among other things, I teach cooking classes, host parties for team building for educators, book club friends, birthday and retirement parties. Also, I cater private parties of any size. Post COVID I started offering weekly takeout dinner from a local store, The Mill Market & Deli in S. Burlington.
I love to teach simple techniques to prepare ethnic food that is rich in flavor. Ethiopian & Eritrean cooking relies on a diverse range of herbs and roots to develop characteristics quintessential to the cuisine. I pride myself on cooking & serving food in a traditional way with authentic spices and serve on a large, family-style platter atop of Injera. Injera is unique staple food to both countries and also serves as an edible utensil. It’s best known for spongy sourdough flatbread; one can’t really have an authentic feast without it.
Photo credit: Danielle Allendorf, contributing photographer of Living magazine