Berbere is a hot spice blend that is an integral ingredient in Oromo/Ethiopian cuisine. Both full of flavor and heat, this spice is not for the faint of heart – or taste buds. Every Oromo/Ethiopian cook has their own version of this blend. Some versions include lesser known spices like nigella seeds, ajwain, and korarima, a spice that grows wild in Ethiopia. Whatever the version, there are several key spices that are common to all and the result is a fiery, bright red, highly aromatic and flavorful seasoning blend. Fantastic as a rub for meat, poultry and fish, a seasoning for stews, soups, grains and vegetables. Berbere is a wonderful all-purpose seasoning.