At the end of a tough year, I was fortunately presented with the opportunity of travelling to Addis Ababa. It’s been a life-long wish to visit Ethiopia, and so of course I went. When I got there, everybody I met was warm, open and eager to share with me, their favourite meals. And so after this short trip, I can only describe my experience of Ethiopia like one of its most famous exports, berbere; intriguingly layered, wonderfully detailed and truly exceptional.
I had the pleasure of trying several popular dishes, like shiro, kitfo, doro wot, fir fir and a few others. There is certainly so much more to taste and learn about; I hope to be lucky enough to be able to return again for those.