Ottolenghi Simple: A Cookbook (Hardcover)
This cookbook has all the Mediterranean zest one has come to expect from Ottolenghi. It is his most "simple" and accessible cookbook: each recipe uses ten ingredients or fewer, ranging from familiar staples to your newest pantry mainstays. Unlike his earlier books, the recipes here are unintimidating, but they still offer a complexity of flavors that will delight you. Great food in less time, with vegetables always taking a leading role. Ottolenghi's book will add to your repertoire and surprise your family and friends. This is a keeper for the everyday cook. -Greg— From Winter Gazette 2018
Hands down my favorit and most referenced cookbook! Even when I'm not cooking directly from Simple, I'm applying the techniques, flavor profiles and ingredients Ottolenghi has introduced me to. Simple is also the cookbook I most often gift to others. There is something for everyone here. Plus the photos are mouth-wateringly spectacular, which is a nice feature in a gift. -Rania— From 2021 Holiday Recommendations
JAMES BEARD AWARD FINALIST • The New York Times bestselling collection of 130 easy, flavor-forward recipes from beloved chef Yotam Ottolenghi.
In Ottolenghi Simple, powerhouse author and chef Yotam Ottolenghi presents 130 streamlined recipes packed with his signature Middle Eastern–inspired flavors, all simple in at least (and often more than) one way: made in 30 minutes or less, with 10 or fewer ingredients, in a single pot, using pantry staples, or prepared ahead of time for brilliantly, deliciously simple meals. Brunch gets a make-over with Braised Eggs with Leeks and Za’atar; Cauliflower, Pomegranate, and Pistachio Salad refreshes the side-dish rotation; Lamb and Feta Meatballs bring ease to the weeknight table; and every sweet tooth is sure to be satisfied by the spectacular Fig and Thyme Clafoutis. With more than 130 photographs, this is elemental Ottolenghi for everyone.
About the Author
Yotam Ottolenghi is a seven-time New York Times best-selling cookbook author who contributes to the New York Times Food section and has a weekly column in The Guardian. His second book, Jerusalem, written with Sami Tamimi, was awarded Cookbook of the Year by the International Association of Culinary Professionals and named Best International Cookbook by the James Beard Foundation. He lives in London, where he co-owns an eponymous group of restaurants and the fine-dining destinations Nopi and Rovi.
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—San Francisco Chronicle
"Every recipe has a brightness, a twist and a unique layer of flavor that you rarely get at home on a weeknight."
—New York Times Book Review
"It’s a useful and engaging book, filled with the kind of dishes that have made Ottolenghi’s broad and well-deserved reputation ... this is food that’s worth putting on the plate, and another cookbook that’s very much worth adding to the stack."
—Los Angeles Times
"It’s a brilliant way to up your regular dinner game."
"Needless to say, everything Ottolenghi touches turns to gold — all well-earned and deserved. He has played a major role in changing how people cook and how much more adventurous in the kitchen they are now. With this new volume, even more cooks will discover flavors they’ve never known, techniques they’ll embrace, ingredients that are exotic and exciting and a little thrilling to use. They’ll see what a little harissa or tahini can do for their food."
Praise for Yotam Ottolenghi:
"No chef captures the flavors of the moment better than Yotam Ottolenghi."
"Ottolenghi is a genius with vegetables--it's possible that no other chef has devised so many clever ways to cook them."
—Food & Wine
"Yotam Ottolenghi is the most creative but also practical cook of this new culinary era--a 21st-century Escoffier."
—Wall Street Journal