Eritrean Cuisine with Netsi
My name is Netsanet Wasehun but you can call me Netsi. I am 23 years old and I am from Eritrea. I came to the UK in September 2011. I applied for asylum when I arrived but the Home Office refused my claim. I am currently staying with a kind family who have invited me to live with them, but I can’t stay with them for much longer. My future is very uncertain, but I still manage to be positive. I really look forward to a time when I can have my own place to call home in the UK and when I can legally work.
I started learning to cook when I was 7 years old – in my culture they believe it’s important for women to learn to cook from a young age. I have a real passion for cooking and presenting things nicely and getting the perfect taste. I joined Migrateful because it is a really nice opportunity for me to share my traditional food with the community. Eritrean cuisine is a fusion of Eritrea’s native culinary traditions and social interchanges with other regions. It shares similarities with the cuisines from other countries in the horn of Africa, especially Ethiopia.