A few weeks ago, on the day I was set to meet with Assefa Retta, proprietor of Edgewater’s Kukulu Market (subject of this week’s Omnivorous), I got word that my old Intro to Journalism teach Harry Kloman had just published his long-awaited book on Ethiopian food, Mesob Across America. I’d gotten over the idea that the guy who taught me the inverted pyramid was now an expert on Ethiopian food a couple years ago, when he came to town for some field research (we ate Somali). But poring over the book it’s dawned on me that his depth of knowledge on how the Ethiopian diaspora feeds itself (and its fans) probably trumps that of any other food writer in America.

Kloman won’t eat sushi, but he doesn’t blink at kitfo.