My new food obsession…

My New food obsession…Yotam Ottolenghi, finally I can drool over your recipes to my hearts content.

If you have not heard of him I imagine you have been living under a stone for the past few years. Everywhere I look, there he is, from television series and newspaper columns, restaurants and mouth watering recipe books.

Now even though I have loved his recipes in The Guardian for years, I have only just got my hands on a couple of his recipe books. (It seems as though I can be a little behind the curve of popular culture, even in the food world!)

New Food Obsession. Yotam Ottolenghi

New Food Obsession. Yotam Ottolenghi

My sister bought me Jerusalem for my birthday. I was very happy, I have been drulling over her copy for months after watching the series.   (You can watch it here)

New Food Obsession. Yotam Ottolenghi

New Food Obsession. Yotam Ottolenghi

Not content with just one book, very serendipitously I would say, I received his first book, Ottolenghi, from one of my besties (who was probably fed up of hearing me witter on about how much I loved him!)

Now all I had to do was invite a great gaggle round to sample my recipe sampling.

On the menu;
Kofta b’siniya – amazing koftas baked in a tahini sauce
Fattoush – A wonderful Israeli salad
Charred okra with tomato, garlic and preserved lemon
Roasted butternut squash & red onion with tahini & za’atar

I was not disappointed!

Ooh and as a birthday bonus my bestie made me a birthday cake out of Ottolenghi…delicious.
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