Ethiopian Intrigue

Oil on canvas, 24×30
This project was supported by the DC Commission of the Arts and Humanities, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

The D.C. area is home to the largest Ethiopian ex-pat population in the world, so it’s easy to explore their vibrant culinary traditions. Use your hands — no utensils necessary! — to rip off a spongy flap of injera bread and scoop up a rainbow of stews and salads enlivened with a palate-pleasing array of spices.

Description by Nevin Martell. Nevin is a D.C.-based food, travel, and lifestyle writer who has been published in The Washington Post, The New York Times, Saveur, Fortune, Travel + Leisure, and Runner’s World, and has authored seven books. He is currently co-authoring the Red Truck Bakery cookbook, which will be published by Clarkson & Potter in spring 2018.