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any larger supermarket for Ethiopian spices??

santamonica811 May 2, 2013 01:13 PM

I would like to start experimenting with Ethiopian dishes at home. I know there are a few small markets on Fairfax, in the "Little Ethiopia" district. Are there any larger supermarkets anywhere in the LA area that would have the exotic spices?

(For what it's worth, below are a few of the spices (spice-blends) that I think I need, based on a quick skimming of a few Ethiopian cookbooks.)

Netch Azmud (Aswan Seed)
Tena Adam (Rue)
Kosseret ( Butter Herb)
Makulaya / Saute Spice Mix
Manteria / Butter or oil Seasoning Spice
Matafecha / Flavor Enhancing Spice Mix

  1. HillJ May 2, 2013 01:55 PM

    One of the best sources is in Kentucky.
    They sell 8 oz to 1 lb on most spices.
    Lovely owners.

    I also buy wholesale here:

    Be sure to hit the recipe files from both vendors.

    1. Mr Taster May 2, 2013 01:16 PM

      For what it's worth, Penzey's has started carrying berbere. There's a coupon for a free jar w/ $3 purchase in this month's catalog.

      Mr Taster

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