The sauces are normally spicy – most have berbere in them which is a combination of ground chillies, garlic, ginger, basil, korarima, rue, ajwain or radhuni, nigella, and fenugreek. You can smell berbere as soon as you get off the plane when you arrive in Ethiopia. Berbere and roasting coffee are the smells of Ethiopia and accompany you wherever you travel in the country.
If you’re curious about the sound of Ethiopia, listen to Haymanot Tesfa sing. Haymanot is an Ethiopian born artist who performs regularly in London to promote cultural awareness and supporting PFC. She sang recently in the House of Commons for a PFC event which Sarah also attended.