I am an adoptive mother to two beautiful Ethiopian girls. We all love Ethiopian food in our household, even the non-Ethiopians, and I make a mean doro wot, if I do say so myself. But I really wasn't breaking out the Ethiopian cookbook except for special occasions, or to make a dish for a potluck. This just seemed silly. We all drool in anticipation of a meal at our local Ethiopian restaurant and the girls have shown perfect injera technique since they first started solid food. Why not have it more often? Like every week?
I also wanted to branch out beyond doro and tibs, as happy as we are with them. I have "Exotic Ethiopian Cooking" by D. J. Mesfin, a full 238 pages of Ethiopian cookery, yet I have only used about 10 pages, of it, at most!
So, the idea of Ethiopian Friday was born. Every Friday in 2010, I will randomly choose a recipe from the book and chronicle its making. Even with potlucks and other special occasions thrown in, I won't make it through the whole book in one year, but that leaves plenty for 2011 and on!