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Win a Copy of 'Plenty More'

Yotam Ottolenghi's previous three cookbooks (Ottolenghi, Jerusalem, and Plenty) inspired a global epidemic of fevered fandom, and this week sees the release of his anxiously awaited latest, Plenty More: Vibrant Vegetable Cooking from London's Ottolenghi. Commence hot-flashes. A follow-up to Plenty, his new book expands his already bursting universe of plant-based cooking. More

Hummus Kawarma (Lamb) with Lemon Sauce from the 'Jerusalem' Cookbook

Hummus is the topic of many food debates in Jerusalem, and every person seems to have their own favorite preparation. Ottolenghi and Tamimi give their own tahini-rich recipe along with two variations, Musabaha (warm chickpea topping) and Kawarma (fried chopped lamb). For the most show-stopping of hummus dishes, take the extra time and prepare the Kawarma. Freshly chopped lamb neck meat is marinated in warm spices, za'atar, vinegar, mint, and parsley before it's fried in butter. More

Stuffed Eggplant with Lamb and Pine Nuts from the 'Jerusalem' Cookbook

As any fan of Yotam Ottolenghi's previous book, Plenty, knows, the man is an expert when it comes to eggplant. In his and his partner Sami Tamimi's new book Jerusalem: A Cookbook, there are copious recipes for eggplant--stuffed, pureed, roasted, baked, and everything in between. In their Stuffed Eggplant with Lamb and Pine Nuts, they fill the silky, humble nightshade with a warmly spiced blend of gamey ground lamb, sweet onions, and a smattering of pine puts. More

Stuffed Eggplant with Lamb and Pine Nuts from 'Jerusalem'

As any fan of Yotam Ottolenghi's previous book, Plenty, knows, the man is an expert when it comes to eggplant. In his and his partner Sami Tamimi's new book Jerusalem: A Cookbook, there are copious recipes for eggplant—stuffed, puréed, roasted, baked, and everything in between. In their Stuffed Eggplant with Lamb and Pine Nuts, they fill the silky, humble nightshade with a warmly spiced blend of gamey ground lamb, sweet onions, and a smattering of pine nuts. More

Cook the Book: 'Jerusalem: A Cookbook'

During a time of great conflict and sadness in Israel, Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi's new book Jerusalem: A Cookbook is a breath of fresh air. Not only does the book present a rich tapestry of recipes, breathtaking photographs, and beautiful essays, but it also offers a glimpse into Jerusalem's vast diversity of peoples and the food. Both of the chef-authors were born in Jerusalem, yet they each bring distinctly different cultural experiences to the table: Ottolenghi is Jewish and Tamimi is Palestinian. Enter to win a copy of this amazing book here! More

A Jerusalem-Inspired Dinner with Yotam Ottolenghi at Bar Tartine, San Francisco

Bar Tartine in San Francisco recently hosted a five-course feast inspired by Jerusalem by Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi. We tried to stay cool while meeting the authors, but it was pretty exciting to shake hands with the man behind Plenty, one of our favorite vegetable cookbooks of all time. And it was also exciting to taste food inspired by the brand new book, which features recipes from Ottolenghi and Tamimi's childhoods on two different sides of Jerusalem. More

Cook the Book: Lemon and Goat Cheese Ravioli

This recipe for Lemon and Goat Cheese Ravioli is one of the most vibrant recipes in Plenty, both visually and taste-wise. The fresh pasta dough includes both turmeric and lemon zest, hence the bright, beautiful yellow. Once rolled out (surprisingly simple thanks to Ottolenghi's food processor dough method) it's stuffed with soft, mild goat cheese given a little kick from red and black pepper. More

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