Portrait shot of Lula Moges from the waste up, she is a Black Ethiopian woman with a bob of dark hair, wearing a gold necklace and bracelets, and a white Habesha kemis with black and gold trim. She is leaning on a counter in an all white kitchen with her arms folded behind a cutting board with jalapenos, garlic and tomato, as she looks directly into the camera smiling with bright red lipsticked lips. Credit: Hodson Photography.

Luladey Moges

Born in Addis Ababa, Luladey “Lula” Moges moved to the United States with her family at the age of 12 and learned the art of Ethiopian cuisine from her grandmother, mother, and aunts. Her busy career in hospitality was initially an obstacle to home-cooking—as many recipes require several hours to develop a full-bodied flavour—so she has spent years developing real-world recipes that deliver authentic, mom-approved fare in an hour or less. Lula lives in Los Angeles.

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