As we told you last week, today we are back with another Yotam Ottolenghi's cookbook. After reviewing Flavour, is time to bring you the Essential Ottolenghi Review.
From powerhouse chef and author (with over five million book copies sold) Yotam Ottolenghi comes this collection of two fan favorites in collectible paperback covers. These visually stunning books feature over 280 recipes - spanning every meal, from breakfast to dessert, including snacks and sides - showcasing Yotam's trademark dazzling, boldly flavored, Middle Eastern cooking style.
Full of weeknight winners, for vegetarians and omnivores alike, such as Braised Eggs with Leeks and Za'atar, Polenta Chips with Avocado and Yogurt, Lamb and Feta Meatballs, Baked Orzo with Mozzarella and Oregano, and Halvah Ice Cream with Chocolate Sauce and Roasted Peanuts, Essential Ottolenghi is a collection for all tastes.
Yotam Ottolenghi's Plenty changed the way people cook and eat. Its focus on vegetable dishes, with the emphasis on flavor, original spicing and freshness of ingredients, caused a revolution not just in this country, but the world over.
Plenty More picks up where Plenty left off, with 150 more dazzling vegetable-based dishes, this time organized by cooking method. Grilled, baked, simmered, cracked, braised, or raw, the range of recipe ideas is stunning. With recipes including Alphonso Mango and Curried Chickpea Salad, Membrillo and Stilton Quiche, Buttermilk-crusted Okra, Lentils, Radicchio and Walnuts with Manuka Honey, Seaweed, Ginger and Carrot Salad, and even desserts such as Baked Rhubarb with Sweet Labneh and Quince Poached in Pomegranate Juice, this visually stunning collection will change the way you cook and eat vegetables
Yotam Ottolenghi’s award-winning recipes are always a celebration: an unforgettable combination of abundance, taste and surprise. Ottolenghi SIMPLE is no different, with 130 brand-new dishes that contain all the inventive elements and flavor combinations that Ottolenghi is loved for, but with minimal hassle for maximum joy. With recipes 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.
Bursting with colorful photography, Ottolenghi SIMPLE showcases Yotam’s standout dishes that will suit whatever type of cooking you find easy – whether that’s getting wonderful food on the table in under 30 minutes, using just one pot to make a delicious meal, or a flavorsome dish that can be prepared ahead and then served when you’re ready.
Essential Ottolenghi puts together two great books that are packed with tons of flavor and delicious recipes. Although both books are veggie-focused, you still find plenty of animal protein-based recipes. In our opinion, and as the name suggests, Essential Ottolenghi is an essential collection for anyone who enjoys a healthy and delicious meal.
Despite some hard to find ingredients and some laborious recipes Essential Ottolenghi is a fantastic collection of two books that change the way we all look and eat vegetables.