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Jerusalem - Sami Tamimi

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The long-awaited third cookbook from Yotam Ottolenghi, exploring the recipes and flavours of his home city of Jerusalem

Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi are the men behind the bestselling Ottolenghi: The Cookbook. Their chain of restaurants is famous for its innovative flavours, stylish design and superb cooking. At the heart of Yotam and Sami's food is a shared home city: Jerusalem. Both were born there in the same year, Sami on the Arab east side and Yotam in the Jewish west. The two only met when they worked together in London nearly 30 years later, and discovered they shared a language, a history, and a love of great food. Jerusalem sets 120 of Yotam and Sami's inspired, accessible recipes within the cultural and religious melting pot of this diverse city. With culinary influences coming from its Muslim, Jewish, Arab, Christian and Armenian communities and with a Mediterranean climate, the range of ingredients and styles is stunning. From soups (frikkeh, chicken with kneidelach), meat and fish (chicken with cardamom rice, sharmula bream with rose petals), vegetables and salads (chargrilled squash with labneh and pickled walnut salsa), pulses and grains (beetroot and saffron rice), to cakes and desserts (fig and arak trifle, clementine and almond cake), there is something new for everyone to discover. Packed with beautiful food and location photography, thoughtfully designed and inspired by two very different childhoods in the same city, Jerusalem showcases sumptuous Ottolenghi dishes in a dazzling setting.

About the Authors

Yotam Ottolenghi's path to the world of cooking and baking has been anything but straightforward. Having completed a Masters degree in philosophy and literature whilst working on the news desk of an Israeli daily, he made a radical shift on coming to London in 1997. He started as an assistant pastry chef at the Capital and then worked at Kensington Place, Launceston Place, Maison Blanc and Baker and Spice, before starting his own eponymous group of restaurants/food shops, with branches in Notting Hill, Islington, Belgravia and Kensington.

Sami Tamimi's intimate engagement with food started at a tender age, whilst watching his mother prepare Palestinian delicacies at their home within the walls of Arab East Jerusalem. His first job was as a commis chef at the Mount Zion hotel in the city. He thereafter investigated some of his culinary passions, including the food of Yemen, Morocco, Egypt, Persia and even the Eastern European Jewish communities. In 1997 he moved from Tel Aviv to London to work at Baker and Spice, creating a unique traiteur section with the strong identifiable flavours of the Middle East. In 2002 he teamed up with Yotam to open Ottolenghi.

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    5.0

    Spice is nice

    By Leethal

    from Mooloolaba

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    • Easy To Understand
    • Great Recipes
    • Informative
    • Quality Photos
    • Well Written

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      Comments about Jerusalem:

      Great recipes from the middle east.My spice rack has tripled. Many of the dishes have become a weekly favorite. Perfect for a gift.

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      5.0

      Wonderful book & story of Yottam & Sammi

      By BonnieP

      from Melbourne, AU

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        Comments about Jerusalem:

        A fabulous coffee table book which looks and feels terffic, with its fabric feel hardback cover. Amazing easy seasonal recipes to enjoy year round.

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        5.0

        Lovely Book for confident coooks

        By Steve Annabelle

        from Sydney Au

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          Comments about Jerusalem:

          This is a beautiful book with lovely writing and recipes. Don't buy this if you are looking for simple recipes with few ingredients. This is a book for the confident cook looking for new and interesting recipes.

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          5.0

          beautifully presented and inspiring

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          from Annandale NSW

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            A wonderful gift for a foodie

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            Amust for all casual cooks

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              Great and easy recipes with a real new twist to food.

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              Yotam...you've done it again!

              By Heather

              from Geraldton, Australia

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                Comments about Jerusalem:

                With the release of Plenty, Yotam Ottolenghis previous book, I felt as if it had been the recipe book I had been waiting all these years for. How exciting then to discover he was bringing out Jerusalem, a book delving further into his and cooking partner Sami Tamimi's combined experiences and knowledge of food and cooking intrinsic to this vibrant city! Superb vegetarian cooking sits equal alongside dishes based around different meat and fish recipes, both complimenting the other. The inovative approach to food in this book is at once complex and beautiful with its surprising textures and tastes but still created in a way that keeps it simple. (I would not have thought to create a rissoto using barley but it works so amazingly and with the marinated feta sitting on top..Wow!). This is a beautifully presented publication.

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                "a magical feast" BBC Good Food Magazine "Jerusalem works both as a recipe book and as a touching tribute to (Yotam Ottolenghi's) war-torn native city" The Telegraph Magazine "A complicated love letter to a city...a memorable book that has as much to do with friendship as with food" The Guardian "Jerusalem will dominate dinner parties for the next year through its deceptive and inviting simplicity" The Financial Times "'(A) celebration of the complex currents that shaped Jerusalem's culinary, as well as political, history" The Sunday Telegraph

                ISBN: 9780091943745
                ISBN-10: 0091943744
                Audience: General
                Format: Hardcover
                Language: English
                Number Of Pages: 320
                Published: 3rd September 2012
                Publisher: Ebury Publishing
                Dimensions (cm): 27.6 x 19.8  x 3.1
                Weight (kg): 1.4