"Ottolenghi changed the way we cook in this country just as surely and enduringly as Elizabeth David's A Book of Mediterranean Food had in 1950. It brought into our kitchens bold flavours, a vivid simplicity, a spirited, but never tricksy inventiveness and, above all, light." (Nigella Lawson). Inspired by their childhoods in West and East ...
"Ottolenghi changed the way we cook in this country just as surely and enduringly as Elizabeth David's A Book of Mediterranean Food had in 1950. It brought into our kitchens bold flavours, a vivid simplicity, a spirited, but never tricksy inventiveness and, above all, light." (Nigella Lawson). Inspired by their childhoods in West and East Jerusalem, Yotam Ottolenghi's and Sami Tamimi's original cookbook Ottolenghi: The Cookbook showcases fresh, honest, bold cooking and has become a culinary classic. Yotam and Sami's inventive yet simple dishes rest on numerous culinary traditions, ranging from North Africa to Lebanon, Italy and California. The 140 original recipes cover everything from accomplished meat and fish main courses, through to healthy and quick salads and suppers, plus Ottolenghi's famously delectable cakes and breads. A new foreword and introduction sheds fresh light on a book that has become a national favourite. Ottolenghi is an award-winning chef, being awarded with the James Beard Award 'Cooking from a Professional Point of View' for Nopi in 2016, and 'International Cookbook' for Jerusalem in 2013. In 2013 he also won four other awards for Jerusalem. Praise for Ottolenghi: "[A] book that has barely left my kitchen...the fact that Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi have been generous to put their recipes in a book is something I had long dreamed of". (Nigel Slater, The Observer Magazine). "Possibly the best cookery book I have ever owned. The recipes...are well-tested and produce results that will astound your tastebuds. Try the aubergine-wrapped ricotta gnocchi with sage butter, the chicken with three-rice salad or their famous meringues and you'll know just what I mean." (Caroline Jowett, Daily Express). "A wonderful book for vegetarians and cake lovers alike". (Bee Wilson, Sunday Times).
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I have a couple hundred cookbooks and a functional chef's kitchen. Culinary trends and implementing the latest food creations are my passion.
Ottolenghi, an Israeli relocated to London, is one of the hottest chefs on the scene today. I have already recreated a half dozen of his recipes from this book and have enjoyed all of them. More importantly, my husband, has gone back for seconds - even on the totally vegetarian salads and entrees.
The results of his recipes are incredibly presentable and attractive, tasty beyond description and healthy., What a great combination that would-be competitors fall short of.
Apr 13, 2009
A fabulous addition
This book is one of the best cookbooks that I have discovered. The recipes are a sophisticated, exciting blend of flavors and healthy ingredients that are easy to put together. I have rave reviews from guests for everything that I have made from the book.
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