Beloved for his innovative recipes that incorporate flavour-packed Middle Eastern ingredients, superstar chef Yotam Ottolenghi has become a household name the world over and especially well-loved in Canada. And while countless home cooks have been inspired to integrate tahini, pomegranate molasses, za'atar and other Middle Eastern staples into their cooking, sometimes the long ingredients lists or hard-to-find recipe components relegate this recipes to weekend projects. In Simple, Ottolenghi presents a collection of delicious, pared-down dishes that are packed with his signature nuanced flavours, but in a way that's accessible for home cooks and weeknight dinners. Recipes like Roasted Baby Carrots with Harissa and Pomegranate, Roasted Red Onion and Chickpea Salad with Tomato and Tahini, and Spring Roast Chicken with Preserved Lemon are organized by type of dish (brunch dishes, soups, vegetables, grains and legumes, pasta, fish, meat and desserts), making any meal brilliantly, deliciously simple. (From Ten Speed Press)
From the book
There are all sorts of ways to get a meal on the table, depending on the sort of cook you are. One person's idea of cooking simply is the next person's culinary nightmare. For me, for example, it's about being able to stop at my grocery store on the way home, pick up a couple of things that look good and make something within 20 or 30 minutes of getting home. My husband, Karl, on the other hand, has a completely different idea of what "simple cooking" is. If we're having friends over on the weekend, he'll want to spend a good amount of time beforehand, prepping and cooking as much as he can so that very little needs to be done when our guests are around.
From Ottolenghi Simple by Yotam Ottolenghi ©2018. Published by Ten Speed Press.