Sometimes the best way to travel is within the confines of your own home. Sammi Tamimi and Yotam Ottolenghi’s beautiful cookbook Ottolenghi takes you on a journey to the Mediterranean, with hints of the Middle East, Jerusalem, North Africa, India and even the oh-so-exotic California. There’s a familiarity yet enticing element to their recipes, which makes you feel like you’re on a chic vacation in your own kitchen.
Filled with inspiring dishes such as cauliflower and cumin fritters, roasted eggplant with saffron yogurt, rack of lamb with cilantro and honey, orange polenta cake and macadamia and white chocolate brownies, Ottolenghi might score a permanent spot on the kitchen counter. Readily available spices, fresh ingredients flavored beautifully with soft spices, we are excited to incorporate Ottolenghi’s exotic dishes into both weekday dinners as well as for dinner parties. And we don’t even have to go through customs to get there.