Yotam Ottolenghi
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Yotam Ottolenghi has four of the hottest ‘foodie’ restaurants in London, each combined with a take-out food shop. Ottolenghi says, “Our food is closer to the source, uncomplicated, unadultered, emanating from genuine instincts”.

In case London is inconvenient for you, Ottolenghi has written three wonderful cookbooks with dishes incorporating spices that will make you forget parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme.  His inspirations come from California, Jerusalem, Italy, North Africa and beyond. His food is interesting, delicious, innovative and original.

Yotam Ottolenghi Cook Books

Yotam Ottolenghi The CookBoob

Ottolenghi: The Cookbook, the American edition, with measurements North Americans will recognize, is available on September 3rd, 2013.

Yotam Ottolenghi Plenty Cook Book


Plenty: Vibrant Vegetable Recipes from London’s Ottolenghi, published March 2011.

 Yotam Ottolenghi, Jerusalem Cook Book

Jerusalem: A Cookbook, published October of 2012, is under $25.00 and can be found for the Kindle, too.

Yotam Ottolenghi Recipes…

Click here to find pages of Ottolenghi recipes.  Note, if you think of tablespoons instead of grams, either prepare to convert measurements – or buy  American versions of his cookbooks.

Here is a link to American-British cooking measurement equivalents.

I want to order Ottolenghi products, especially Dukkah and spices.  Note: shipping charges to the U.S. are steep, so think hard about making it yourself.

Yotam Ottolenghi, Spices

Ottolenghi Spices

See the ASE article on buying spices online at: Spicing things up…

Yotam Ottolenghi Dukkah

What is Dukkah?

Dukkah is an Egyptian aromatic seed and nut mix that can be sprinkled over leafy salads, roasted vegetables, legume pastes such as hummus, and over simply cooked rice or lentils.  It includes hazelnuts, with skins, sunflower seeds, fennel seeds, cumin seeds, dried green peppercorns, coriander seeds, sesame seeds, nigella seeds, sea salt, and sweet paprika.  The shipping is expensive.

2017 Update * Mr. Ottolenghi joined Master Chef for an episode – yikes!

Read about Dukkah and some of our other favorite spices in this ASE article.

Spice mash-ups

Make sure you tell your friends how to spice up their lives!