Twice a year in Syracuse an event called My Lucky Tummy invites people from all over the world to cook food from their home country. It’s a celebration of local tastes and international culture. In the latest event, more than 350 people gathered in the basement of a local church to share food from Vietnam, Iran, Laos, Ethiopia, and Savannah. WAER's Kijin Higashibaba brings us the story of the chef from Ethiopia and the people who enjoyed her food.
Habiba Boru fled Ethiopia as a child and grew up watching her mother cook in a refugee camp in Kenya. She came to the United States when she was fourteen and Syracuse has been her home ever since. She has five children, who are already learning to cook like her, and caters events for people who want Ethiopian and East African cuisine. Her dream is to open her own restaurant.
You can learn more about Boru's food and catering at Habiba's Ethiopian Cuisine.
Photos for this article were taken by Saniya More from Globalists at Syracuse University.