I discovered the Spris a few years ago while gallivanting on the web for my blog.
Spris gathers 3 of my favourite fruits : avocado, mango and papaya.
Just the sound of it makes me drool !
It’s well known in Ethiopia and as I love to mix my passion for cooking with the one I have for travels and because a bit of learning never hurts, here are a few ligns about Ethiopia :
Ethiopia as well as Eritrea use the ancient Ge’ez script which is one of the oldest alphabets still in use in the world.
Ethiopia is a multilingual nation with around 80 ethnic groups, the most and understood by everybody language is the Somali .
In paleonthology, the oldest hominid, Lucy, was discovered in 1994 in Ethiopia and is the 4.2 million years old.
The modern capital, Addis Ababa, is situated on the foothills of Mount Entoto at an elevation of around 2,400 metres (7,900 ft)
In term of agriculture, Ethiopia is Africa’s second biggest maize producer and coffee is the largest foreign exchange earner.
The best known Ethiopian cuisine are meat stew, large sourdough flatbread called injera and made of teff flour.
Teff is part of the wide familly of Eragrostis also called ‘loveplant’ from the Grec ‘Eros’ (love) and ‘agrostis’ (grass).
I had Eritrean food which is similar to Ethiopian and it was actually in London at Mosob restaurant that I really recommend. The food is great, they make their own injera and the owner always has a pretty story to tell. Sit down on the floor and use the injera as fork and you’re all set. http://mosob.co.uk/
Another common food or let’s say treat in Ehiopia is Spiris. It’s made with what nature offers : fruits.
It’s a thick smoothie, layered with all the exoticism and deliciousness in the world.
You just have to puree the fruits and layer them in a glass, it’s beautiful, packed with antioxydants and it tastes amazing.
Spris, for 2 small glasses or a big jar
- 2 avocado
- 1 cup of water
- 2 small mangoes
- 1 small papaya
- Sugar to taste
Peel and deseed the fruits. Put the avocado first in a blender, add the water if too thick and a bit of sugar if you like. Pour the avocado on the jar. Rince your blender, do the same with mangoes. Rince your blender again and finish with papaya.
Et c’est tout !
If you want to learn more about Ethiopia, here is a great website that I discovered https://kidworldcitizen.org/ unusual and full of informations.