Marcus Samuelsson’s Quick Pickled Cucumbers, from his cookbook Marcus Off-Duty, are the cukes he says he brings everywhere.
Misir Wot (Ethiopian Lentils) is a vegetarian lentil main dish or side dish with a curry flavor that is served as part of a larger meal.
Niter kibbeh is a fragrant clarified butter used in Ethiopian and Eritrean cooking that is spiced with turmeric and other aromatics.
Awaze paste is a spicy Ethiopian seasoning paste made from berbere spice, ground bird’s eye peppers, honey mead and spiced butter.
Ethiopian beef tibs, known as siga tibs, are an Ethiopian version of fajitas, seasoned with berbere spice and spicy awaze paste and served with injera bread for a filling and tasty African supper.