Genfo with ‘Sili’s Sauce’

Sili making ‘bunna’ (Ethiopian coffee) This bad boy breakfast dish comes from Sili, who is one half of the dream team at Mulu Ecolodge and responsible for making a simple sauce of onions, garlic, niter kibbeh (Ethiopian spiced butter) and berbere taste so good that it has been affectionately renamed ‘Sili sauce’. The breakfast dish…

How to make injera, Mulu Ecolodge style

  Sili and Kalima in the kitchen at Mulu Ecolodge This blog is about the most famous Ethiopian cuisine – the ‘injera’. Nailing down a recipe for injera has been surprisingly tough, whenever I have asked people about exact quantities or timings, the response has been frustratingly vague, “you just know” or “you have to…

Mahalit’s Shiro

The town of Lalibela marks the end of our long trek through the Ethiopian highlands. We arrive in need of a shower and somewhere to shake the dust out of all our things. Also, just in time before I have a full-blown meltdown about having to walk up another hill. Lalibela is famous for its…

Nurlin’s Doro Wat (chicken stew)

  Our man, Nurlin Hassen One of the first things Cass and I did in Ethiopia was a long trek through the Simien Mountains to the ancient town of Lalibela. We walked more than 250km in 15 days, camping in villages along the way. It was tough, smelly and dusty, but beautiful and a great…