We had the pleasure to chat with the famous chef duo Yotam Ottolengi and Sami Tamimi during their New York visit. The location couldn’t be more perfect – immersed in the colorful smells of Kalustyans Spice Market in Manhattan, we could focus on one key question: What are the flavors that define your hometown?
So bold are the flavors in “Ottolenghi: The Cookbook” that author Yotam Ottolenghi said he and his partner considered beginning it with a warning: if you don’t like lemon or garlic, skip to the last page.
Yotam Ottolenghi sees his cookbook as a profile of Jerusalem through food. In a polarized city, he found a cooking culture that hummed along to its own rhythm.