This is Ottolenghi, unplugged. The Ottolenghi Test Kitchen team takes you on a journey through your kitchen cupboards, creating inspired recipes using humble ingredients.
Subjects covered – Home economics and cookery.
Relaxed, flexible cooking from Yotam Ottolenghi and his superteam.
Whether they’re conjuring up new recipes or cooking for themselves at home, the Ottolenghi Test Kitchen team do what we all do: they raid their kitchens. But then, they turn whatever they find into approachable creations with an ‘Ottolenghi’ twist.
This instinct is in perfect sync with recent times, when we’ve all been standing in front of our kitchen shelves, our cupboards and our fridges, wondering what to cook with what we’ve got; how to put a can of chickpeas or a bag of frozen peas to good use, instead of taking an extra trip to the shops.
For the first time, the team welcome us into their creative space. These dishes pack all the punch and edge we expect from Ottolenghi, but offer more flexibility to make them our own, using what we’ve got to hand. There’s the ultimate guide to creamy dreamy hummus, a one-pan route to confit tandoori chickpeas and a tomato salad that rules them all.
This book is all about feeding ourselves and our families with less stress and less fuss, but with all the ‘wow’ of an Ottolenghi meal. It’s a notebook to scribble on and add to, to take its ethos and absolutely make it your own.
This is how to cook, the OTK way.
The best food key index in a cookbook I have ever come across, suddenly found I knew what to do with a jar of hazelnuts that had sat on the shelf for months, making freezer food more exciting and how to veganise several recipes, really helpful for an average cook in a ‘normal’ kitchen. Brilliant recipes too! Ann Polaschek – Tomorrow’s Schools Today
Reading Age: 13 years to adult
RRP: Easy clean card-cover NZ$55.00
Published in NZ by Penguin Random House New Zealand