Ottolenghi Simple

Ottolenghi Simple

A Cookbook

Book - 2018
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In Ottolenghi Simple, powerhouse author and chef Yotam Ottolenghi presents 130 streamlined recipes packed with his signature Middle Eastern-inspired flavors. Each dish can be 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--
Publisher: California : Ten Speed Press, [2018]
Edition: First U.S. edition
ISBN: 9781607749165
1607749165
Branch Call Number: 641.512 Ot89o 2018
Characteristics: xiii, 307 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Alternative Title: Simple

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Adult Nonfiction. “With this latest release, Ottolenghi (Plenty; Jerusalem) offers a pared-down version of his signature Middle Eastern-inspired fare, with the explanation that "simple" means different things to different cooks. Ottolenghi's many fans will want this book, but it will al... Read More »


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MiRiAm12345
Jan 03, 2019

For me the starting point of an excellent cookbook occurs when I open the book, flip through a few pages and upon looking at the photos and scanning the recipes, I immediately am motivated to start shopping for ingredients, cooking and eating. I wanted to feel this way about Simple, but the food combinations seem odd and unappealing, the photos were similarly uninspiring. I keep on reopening the book in the hope of being "stirred" to begin cooking even just once or twice, to no avail. Neither an upscale sophisticated feel nor a warm homey sense were forthcoming. I know this book is in high demand- makes me think of the story " The Emperor's New Clothes". It will have a very short stint in my possession- I suspect it won't make it into my kitchen.

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MartinDani
Nov 15, 2018

I was not enchanted with Yotam Ottolenghi's recent cookbooks. But "Simple" is one of the better cookbooks from him in the sense that it contains interesting recipes for dishes with ingredients that are mostly available to a normal home cook and do not require fancy preparation techniques while still adding a twist to a lot of dishes. It contains mostly vegetable dishes, but also has limited meat, seafood and dessert sections.

debwalker Nov 13, 2018

Simplicity + Ottolenghi's flavour magic = a top cookbook of the season.

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