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Spice Spotlight: Berbere Seasoning

What’s The Story?

In Amharic, the state language of Ethiopia, ‘barbare’ means pepper. So, it should come as no surprise that berbere spice blends are the key to the country’s richly flavored, spicy stews and seasoned meats. Due to Ethiopia's location along several important spice routes for centuries, the country’s cuisine was heavily influenced by other countries Spain, Italy, and France. As a result, berbere blends can range significantly in their ingredients.

What’s in Berbere Seasoning?

Often you’ll see chilis, paprika, pepper, ginger, coriander, cardamom, cloves, and allspice. Check out our’s here.  

What’s it taste like?

Warm, nutty, floral, and bit spicy.

How to Cook With Berbere Seasoning?

We like it sauteed with garlic and onion as a unique starter for chili, mixed into a compound butter for corn on the cob, added to your favorite mac and cheese recipe, or dusted onto any meat before browning.

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