Yotam Ottolenghi Will Make You Crave Vegetables Over Chocolate

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The book: Plenty More by Yotam Ottolenghi

The angle: Over 150 vibrant and satisfying ways to put vegetables front and center on your plate.

Recipes for right now: Tagliatelle with Walnuts and Lemon, Spicy Chickpea and Bulgur Soup, Green Beans with Freekeh and Tahini, Sweet-and-Sour Leeks with Goat’s Curd and Currants, Sweet Potatoes with Orange Bitters

Who would enjoy this book? Vegetarians and veggie-loving omnivores.

Quick Facts

Who wrote it: Yotam Ottolenghi

Who published it: Ten Speed Press

Number of recipes: Over 150

Other highlights: Yotam Ottolenghi’s particular magic is in the way he combines familiar ingredients in new and endlessly fascinating ways. Leeks and currants? Celery and feta? Curried chickpeas and mango? He pulls inspiration from world cuisines in a way that never feels forced — always just right.

In this new book, Yotam has divided his recipes by cooking method: Steamed, Braised, Grilled, Roasted, and so on. I find this both very accessible and a great way to stumble upon a new idea I might have overlooked if it was in the more predictable “Salad, Main Course, Side Dish, Dessert” cookbook format. I don’t think fans of Yotam’s first books, Plenty and Jerusalem, will be disappointed with his newest offering.

Stay tuned — we’ll have a full-length review of this book coming in a few weeks!

Find the book at your local library, independent bookstore, or Amazon: Plenty More by Yotam Ottolenghi

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