Glossary

awaze berbere (red pepper) paste

alicha very mild spice

assa fish

ayib cottage cheese

beg lamb

berbere chili pepper or a condiment mixture of spices in which chili pepper is predominant

bunna coffee

doro chicken

gomen collard green

injera pancake/crèpe-like ethiopian bread

irgo yogurt

kik split peas

kitfo chopped beef seasoned in butter and mitmita

misir lentils

mitmita very hot chili powder

minchet finely chopped

shiro powdered legumes blended with spices and red peppers

sinnig fresh green peppers stuffed with chopped onions, tomatoes

tej ethiopian honey wine

tef rye like grain, indigenous to ethiopia

wot spiced stew