The first rule of thumb when eating in Ethiopia is to use your hands! Eating with your hands is a standard practice in Ethiopia, not just in locals’ home but also in diners and restaurants. Don’t be afraid to get your hands dirty and just dig in, the way locals do. Also, eating Ethiopian food is a social experience: everyone gathers around the table and digs into a communal platter that is shared with each other. Ethiopian cultural food is eaten with friends and family.Another Ethiopian eating custom includes feeding one another food with their hands, as an act of friendship and love. When eating with friends or family, tear off a strip of injera, wrap it around some meat or curry, and then put it into your friend’s mouth. This is called gursha — the larger the gursha, the stronger the friendship or bond.