Injera is a yeast-risen flatbread with a unique, slightly spongy texture, typical of Ethiopia. A variety of stews are placed upon the injera for serving. The injera under these stews soaks up the juices and flavours of the foods and, after the stews and salads are gone, this bread is also consumed. Injera is thus simultaneously food, eating utensil, and plate. When the entire "tablecloth" of injera is gone, the meal is over.