Plenty: Vibrant Recipes from London's Ottolenghi
Yotam Ottolenghi is one of the most exciting new talents in the cooking world, with four fabulous, eponymous London restaurants and a weekly newspaper column that's read by foodies all over the world. Plenty is a must-have collection of 120 vegetarian recipes featuring exciting flavors and fresh... show more
Yotam Ottolenghi is one of the most exciting new talents in the cooking world, with four fabulous, eponymous London restaurants and a weekly newspaper column that's read by foodies all over the world. Plenty is a must-have collection of 120 vegetarian recipes featuring exciting flavors and fresh combinations that will delight readers and eaters looking for a sparkling new take on vegetables. Yotam's food inspiration comes from his Mediterranean background and his unapologetic love of ingredients. Not a vegetarian himself, his approach to vegetable dishes is wholly original and innovative, based on freshness and seasonality, and drawn from the diverse food cultures represented in London. A vibrant photo accompanies every recipe in this visually stunning book. Essential for meat-eaters and vegetarians alike!
Publish date: March 23rd 2011
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
Jonathan Lovekin's food photography is splendid, if not exactly ground-breaking. (Is there ground to break in food photography?) It may seem a bit odd to start a review of a cookbook by talking about the illustrations, but in this case I think they're one of the main selling points of the book. This...
I enjoyed the several recipes I tried. The photography is gorgeous, but I found myself reaching for old favorites rather than continuing to find the unusual ingredients needed for some of the recipes. I am likely to get it out of the library again come summer when certain vegetables are back in se...
Plenty by the British Yotam Ottolenghi is Amsterdam's most popular cookbook this year and supposedly the most popular vegetarian cookbook in The Netherlands ever. And not without a reason. I've never come across a more interesting selection of delicious vegetarian recipes and love the fact that Otto...
My only real problem with this book is the difficulty in getting ingredients. However, the recipes I've tried bare substitutions with grace, taste wonderful and look delicious.
Update 3/18/12: I have made the broccolini & sweet sesame salad twice in the past two weeks, and it has earned a spot in the regular dinner rotation. For two of us it makes enough for dinner one night and leftovers for lunch the next day, and I think it's even better after sitting overnight. Cold ...