The New York Times-bestselling author of Plenty breaks down the three factors that create flavor to deliver more than 100 super-delicious recipes for innovative ways to cook vegetables.
Yotam Ottolenghi--the beloved chef who captured the hearts of home cooks looking for inspiration and great-tasting, plant-based food for weeknight cooking--is back with another collection of instant-hit recipes, with 60 percent of them ideal for the rapidly growing vegan market. Ottolenghi's landmark book Plenty ushered in a new era of vegetable cooking and, with Plenty More, he focused on vegetable-cooking techniques. Now, in Ottolenghi Flavor, he details what makes vegetables distinct and how to maximize their flavors by following the "three P's":
- Process: Key reactions that happen when vegetables or supporting ingredients are cooked.
- Pairing: What you match a vegetable with to accentuate its defining qualities.
- Produce: Understanding the sheer depth of flavor that certain vegetables naturally possess.
With surefire hits such as Celeriac and Goat's Cheese Tacos with Date Barbecue Sauce, Mushroom Lasagne, and Vegetable Schnitzel, plus mouthwatering photographs of nearly every one of the more than 100 recipes, Ottolenghi Flavor is the exciting, next-level approach to vegetable cooking that Ottolenghi fans and vegetable lovers everywhere have been craving.
Yotam Ottolenghi's path to the world of cooking and baking has been anything but straightforward. Having completed a Masters degree in philosophy and literature whilst working on the news desk of an Israeli daily, he made a radical shift on coming to London in 1997. He started as an assistant pastry chef at the Capital and then worked at Kensington Place and Launceston Place, where he ran the pastry section. Yotam subsequently worked for Maison Blanc and then Baker and Spice, before starting his own eponymous group of restaurants/food shops, with branches in Notting Hill, Islington and Kensington.