Our last night in Denver, Colorado, we had the good fortune to be invited to the home of lovely people who offered us an authentic Ethiopian dinner.
We brought wine and flowers.
In the restaurant, in true Ethiopian style, there were no utensils and we sat on the floor around a big table.
All food was served family style from a big container in the center of the table.
In Colorado, the family who invited us did not require that we sit on the floor.
However, true to form, there were no utensils offered because Ethiopians eat their food via "injera," or a type of spongy sour dough flatbread.
The injera is made from teff, a grain grown only in Ethiopia.
I find it to be quite delicious.
The bread has a spongy consistency, is broken off from rolls in pieces, and used to scoop up food that is served.
Our hostess's mother made two chicken dishes---one with a spicy red sauce and the other in a tumeric sauce that tickled the taste buds.
Both dishes came with whole hard boiled eggs and were quite tasty.
The gracious and accommodating cook who made our dinner did a great job and we were so grateful.
As a matter of fact, I loved everything we had for dinner that night, as well as the generosity and kindness of our gracious hosts!
HAVE YOU EVER TRIED ETHIOPIAN CUISINE? IF NOT, WOULD YOU LIKE TO?