Today I’m thinking about the Kwanzaa principle of ujamaa. Although not directly related, this principle, meaning cooperative economics, makes me think about cooperation. This spicy chicken stew, Doro We’t, is the delicious national dish of Ethiopia. My wife Maya learned to make it from her mother and sisters, and now she prepares it whenever we have guests. I love to put the meal together with her, and I look forward to sharing this dish over the Kwanzaa holiday. The meal is about bringing people together for a meal, and so I think ujamaa makes sense for this dish.
Other recipes that would be great to serve this year for Kwanzaa are Cauliflower Fritters, and White Bean Puree. Check back daily for new recipes for this holiday season!