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Taste of Ethiopian food and culture

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Taste of Ethiopian food and culture 

“Ethiopia” is a land where extreme hospitality reigns it is worth going out of your way to having at least a few excellent traditional meals. Characteristically it consists of vegetables and often very spicy meat dishes. These are usually in the form of “WOT”, a thick stew, served atop “INJERA”, a large sourdough flatbread that is about 50 centimeters (20 inches) in diameter, and made out of fermented “TEFF” flour. Ethiopians eat most of the time with their right hands, using pieces of injera to pick up bites of entrées and side dishes.

Ethiopia is one of the best cuisines for vegetarians and vegans since these traditions mean there’s always a large variety of veggie options on the menu. You can’t go wrong with the “BEYAYNET”, a colorful smorgasbord of vegetable dishes arranged on a round of injera.

Ethiopians are super-proud of their coffee, which they grow domestically. Experts explain, “Ethiopia is the birthplace of coffee and grows hundreds of varieties! The majority of coffee is still wild grown and harvested on a diminutive scale. “Yeshi buna” started as a coffee shop (buna means coffee), now it has a handful of restaurants around town. The branch near meskel square is located in an old wooden house, with each of the rooms serving as a small, intimate dining room peppered with half a dozen tables. To get a taste of everything, try the “Beyaynetu”, a sort of sampler platter that can be ordered with meat or vegetarian: six or seven stews and other dishes are arrayed on a large round of injera.

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The most famous cultural food is called “kitfo” kitfo is ground raw beef that’s been mixed with kibbe which is the spiced clarified butter. It can be accompanied by mitmita another popular Ethiopian spice blend.

The result melts in your mouth and tastes great with the typical accompaniments of gomen (cooked greens) and a slice of soft fresh cheese.

A special flatbread called kocho usually accompanies the dish, along with injera. “It is one of the dishes Ethiopians are most proud of, and it’s always served at parties, holidays, et cetera. We know of people who break the 55-days easter fast with kitfo.”

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In Ethiopia Walking down the street in Addis Ababa, you will get a whiff of raw meat – and we mean fleshy raw meat where you can almost smell the grass on the animal – it’s great – at least for those of us who love meat.

Then you will see the slabs of a freshly slaughtered cow, lamb, and goat hanging in a small room with a butcher dressed in a white doctor’s coat carrying a big knife while slicing off pieces of flesh by the chunk.

Though Ethiopian vegetarian food is usual and especially eaten on fasting days, most locals still love meat when they have a chance.

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