Yetsom Beyaynetu (Ethiopian Combination Platter)

What if living globally was more than just about the foods you eat? Well, okay, we all know that it does mean much more. Living globally extends beyond the food you seek to wake up your palate and nourish your body. It’s a lifestyle, a mindset. It’s travel. It’s bringing the world home—through culture, relationships, music, traditions, style, and… Read More

Injera (Ethiopian Flatbread)

In my recent post that began my mini series on Ethiopian cuisine, I featured berbere (the post is now updated with a recipe for berbere), an essential Ethiopian blend of spices that explodes with complex flavor. Another integral—and perhaps the most important—food item in Ethiopian cuisine is injera, a spongy sourdough flatbread that serves not only as a kind of bread, but… Read More

Ethiopian Berbere

Have you tried Ethiopian food? Packed with rich and flavorful spices, you’re sure to love it. I’m starting a series of posts with a primer on a few building blocks to many Ethiopian dishes. Think of them as vignettes on making an Ethiopian meal. First, an integral ingredient used in Ethiopian cuisine is berbere (behr-ba-rry), a ground Ethiopian spice… Read More