Stop waiting for your fork and knife. They’re not coming. Welcome to Rosalind’s. Dinner is about to get messy.
The traditional way of eating Ethiopian food starts with sharing a large plate of injera. Injera is eaten cold and with your hands, virtually replacing utensils.
Injera can be molded using your fingers until it has absorbed enough sauce to let solid food cling to it, forming the shape of a ball. Rip a piece the size of your palm and grab a small amount of the “wot” sauce and mix with the vegetables. That’s all there is to it!
So grab some tej (Ethiopia’s famous honey wine), a piece of injera, and dig in. You’re on your way to eating like a pro.