I love reading about food almost as much as I love making or eating it, which is why I thought I would feature some of the cookbooks I’ve collected over the past couple years. This is one of my favourites: Ottolenghi, the official recipe book of the much-loved group of London restaurants.
The Ottolenghi shops are probably best known for their salads and sweets, but there’s a bit of everything in this book – sweet potato and puff pastry galettes, cauliflower fritters, turkey sweetcorn meatballs... all photographed in lusciously vibrant detail.
I bought this book while I was in England and I’ve gotten a lot of use out of it, especially since I’ve been home. My favourite recipe is definitely the sweet potato galettes (which I might be posting about in the future), but there’s an abundance of out-of-control deliciousness going on here. I would definitely recommend getting it – even if you don’t make any of the recipes, you could spend hours just looking at the pictures (and drooling all over the pages).
Ottolenghi: The Cookbook by Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi (Ebury Press, 2008)