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The beauty of Ethiopian and Eritrean cultural dress!

It has been reported that the goal of Ethiopia is to produce a 30 billion dollar export revenue from apparel and textile annually by 2025. This shows that this country aims to leave behind many other top exporters including Bangladesh and Vietnam in just less than a decade. The sector stakeholders believe that this shows … read more

The Ethiopian pantry – Basics

መልካም ምግብ! mälkam məgəb! Good eating! – Ethiopian Cooking If you’ve ever had Ethiopian food you’ll be excited about this post! And if not you’re in for a treat. Ethiopian is one of the most original, and delicious cuisines, is made to be eaten communally, uses a variety of spices but not too much, is … read more

Feasting At Home

ETHIOPIAN BERBERE SPICE BLEND How to make Ethiopian Berbere Spice Blend with common spices you may already have in your pantry.  Filled with complex toasty flavor.  Easy to make in about 15 minutes! Authentic Berbere is central to Ethiopian cooking.  It is known to be fiery hot and full of complex flavor.  Perfect for adding a … read more

Traditional Dress in Ethiopia

Ethiopian Traditional Dress Ethiopian National Costume All You Need to Know About Ethiopia’s Traditional Clothes To classify Ethiopia’s national costume into one easily identifiable variety is a daunting task. There are of course the well known snow white outfits that have been commonly associated with Ethiopia’s national identity but this is just the tip of … read more

All About Ingera

In Addis Ethiopia where I grew up, Injera is traditionally made with 100% teff flour. Teff, an ancient grain that is very fine– about the size of a poppyseed— is very nutritious and considered a superfood. Like sourdough, Injera is made from a fermented starter, a thin batter that is fed with water and grain … read more


What is Injera? Injera is a traditional Ethiopian and Eritrean flatbread made using the flour from Teff grain. Teff has a symbiotic relationship with yeast, which allows the flour to be used as a starter, or in Amharic “Ersho,” without yeast additives. Many renditions of this simple starter use yeast, baking powder, mineral water, or even beer … read more


I’ve been on an Ethiopian food kick again (hence my latest favorite injera recipe that I posted) and with that has come experimenting with spices! I made a batch of Doro Wat (recipe to come) and I wanted to try adding Mekelesha Spice Blend, but couldn’t locate it at my local Ethiopian market, so I figured – … read more


Okay, friends.  You have no idea how ecstatic I am to share this recipe post with you.  It’s all about making Niter Kibbeh (Ethiopian spiced clarified butter). As someone who is extremely excitable and more than willing to jump in and get my hands dirty before knowing anything about what I am supposed to be … read more

How to make Doro Wot (Ethiopian Chicken Stew)

Doro Wot (Ethiopian Chicken Stew) Doro Wot (or Doro Wat) is perhaps the most famous recipe to have come out of East Africa. It is a dry, deliciously sharp, aromatic and spicy chicken stew. Course: Main Course with Bread or Rice Cuisine: Eritrean, Ethiopian Keyword: chicken, ethiopian, stew Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 58 minutes Total Time: 1 hour 8 minutes Servings: 8 (Serves 6-8) Calories: 236kcal Author: Azlin … read more