Ethiopian Orthodox Christmas at Blue Nile Restaurant in Ottawa

Mihret Adelahu of the Blue Nile Restaurant shares her kitfo recipe for the 12th day of Christmas

CBC News
January 6,2016

A dish often prepared at Ethiopian Orthodox Christmas, kitfo (centre, top) is a flavourful minced beef dish that's cooked with clarified butter and seasoned with cayenne pepper, cardamon, and salt. / CBC Photo
A dish often prepared at Ethiopian Orthodox Christmas, kitfo (centre, top) is a flavourful minced beef dish that’s cooked with clarified butter and seasoned with cayenne pepper, cardamon, and salt. / CBC Photo

Christmas might be over for many Christians, but for the city’s Orthodox celebrants, the festivities are just beginning. Apart from being able to buy gifts at Boxing Day prices, for many, including Ethiopian Orthodox Christians, there’s also the payoff of ending a 40-day fast on Jan. 6, their Christmas Eve.

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