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!)
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)
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!