In “Falastin,” Sami Tamimi cooks with tradition, love and politics
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.