The Cookbook

Book - 2008
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Ottolenghi is one of the most iconic and dynamic restaurants in the country. Its unique blend of exquisite, fresh food, abundantly presented in a cutting-edge, elegant environment, has imaginatively redefined people's dining expectations. For the first time, Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi are publishing here their superb sweet and savoury recipes.

Yotam and Sami's inventive yet simple dishes are inspired by their respective childhoods in West and East Jerusalem but rest on numerous other 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 many healthy and quick salads and suppers, plus Ottolenghi's famous and delectable cakes and breads.

Ottolenghi: The Cookbook captures the zeitgeist for honest, healthy, bold cooking presented with flair, style and substance. This painstakingly designed, lavishly photographed recipe book offers the timeless qualities of a cookery classic.

Publisher: [London] : Ebury, 2008
ISBN: 9780091922344
Branch Call Number: 641.509 OTT
Characteristics: xv, 288 p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Tamimi, Sami
Learoyd, Richard 1966-


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TechLibrarian Jun 10, 2017

My new favorite cookbook! And that's saying something, because I read a lot of cookbooks! I loved Plenty and Plenty More and Jerusalem, but hadn't ever borrowed Ottolenghi until just recently. I made the mushrooms with cinnamon and parsley one night this week and it was so good I'm sure it will end up in the regular rotation.

Jun 22, 2015

This is a fabulous contemporary Mediterranean cookbook. While I'm not sure if I want to cook every recipe in here, I do want to eat everything! I always think of Mediterranean food as something elderly grandmas or friendly moustache'd cooks make to steal your soul and forever destroy your love for junk food, but the trendier authors, Ottolenghi and Tamimi are artful in their repurposing of old-fashioned ingredients. They kind of made Mediterranean food (which seemed a bit old-fashioned to me before) current, urban and sexy. I'm not ready to return the book after 1 day of going through it, but I wanted to write this review so that you know that this is a book to hold if you want to be inspired to cook. The recipes look simple to prepare, yet I found them novel and sophisticated. This is one of those cookbooks that are a cut above the rest, and I'm so happy I chanced upon it. What a lovely read!

parismorning Nov 16, 2013

I must be astronomically far down on the list, just reserved it and this is november 2013!

Jan 30, 2013

Given the number of holds (49) on the one copy the Library presently has, even the 12 on order would necessitate about a one month wait to obtain a copy on loan. Can the library not afford more copies than this?

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