Fikre's genuine passion and knowledge for preparing vegan food started when she was growing up in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
The youngest of seven children, she would help her mother prepare spices and herbs to feed the family every Wednesday and Friday. These days are traditional ‘fasting days’ in Ethiopia where people eat only plant-based foods.
Fikre moved to London in 1989. She has raised a family of three to embrace Ethiopian culture not only through food but also through language, morals and tradition.
She continues to prepare Ethiopian vegan food every Wednesday and Friday and still regularly receives ingredients sent from Ethiopia.