Chitney | Hot Sauce
Shahiya Chitney blends tons of love and fresh ingredients to take you around the world in a single bite. Owners Zahra and Ibrahim bring their family recipe influenced by Eastern tradition and fused with flavors from the heart of Oromia. The powerful ingredients in this hot sauce come from Co-op partners, local farmers and family in Ethiopia–mostly because the berbere from Ethiopia is more flavorful. Ultimately the pair are planning to replicate and make their own berbere here in Minneapolis using traditional methods.
“As a family that comes from a diverse background we appreciate quality, beautiful and appetizing foods. The integrity of our products comes from decades of traveling and influences from eastern traditions. Our family ingredient has traveled a long way and is finally ready to be shared. Our hot sauce is made in small batches with fresh ingredients. With a Turkish, Greek, Amharic, and oromo (Ethiopian) background the owner of Shahiya Chitney (Hot Sauce) creates a unique hot sauce that gets better with age. Our product aligns with MCFM mission because just like MCFM our product aims to create a community based on diversity, sustainability and strong community values.” -Zahra Ismael, owner of Shahiya Chitney