Ottolenghi: The Cookbook (Hardback)


‘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.

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Inspired by their childhoods in West and East Jerusalem, Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi’s first cookbook Ottolenghi: The Cookbook showcases fresh, honest, bold cooking. Their inventive yet simple dishes rest on numerous culinary traditions and influences, ranging from the Middle East to North Africa to Italy and California. It has become a culinary classic.

First published in 2008, this re-launched version sees Yotam and Sami providing new and updated introductions to the 140 recipes, which cover everything from meat and fish through to lavish salads and vegetables, plus Ottolenghi’s famously amazing cakes and breads. Readers are given fresh ideas as to what an old favourite can be served with or ideas for alternatives which can be used.

Author Biography

Ottolenghi’s culinary career began as a pastry chef in London, during which time he met Arab-Palestinian chef Sami Tamimi. In 2002, the duo founded the first Ottolenghi delicatessen in Notting Hill; the place became instantly popular, and in the years that followed, Ottolenghi opened a further two delis and three restaurants in London.

In 2006, Ottolenghi started a weekly food column The New Vegetarian in the Guardian, and his first cookbook Ottolenghi was published two years later. It was followed by another six bestsellers: Plenty (2010), Plenty More (2014), Jerusalem (2012), Nopi (2015), the dessert cookbook Sweet (2017) and Ottolenghi Simple (2018). His latest book Ottolenghi Flavour is published in September 2020.


‘[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

Publisher: Ebury Publishing

ISBN: 9781785031168

Number of pages: 320



Additional information

Weight 1357 g
Dimensions 29.0 × 20.3 × 3.0 cm


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