How to recreate the taste of Africa in Chicago? Immigrants share stories of culinary adaptation

December 12, 2011

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(Courtesy of Ethiopian Diamond)
Ethiopian Diamond in Rogers Park used Indian spices from Devon Avenue when it first opened.

Worldview's Shanika Gunaratna speaks with African immigrants here in Chicago to find out how they try to recreate the tastes of home. They all agree on one thing: while the flavors of their native dishes are almost impossible to conjure up here, that won’t keep them from trying.