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http://www.amazon.co.uk/Jerusalem-Sam...

Due out this September.
I found out about it through the January issue of the much-maligned Bon Appétit.
Guess what I just preordered?

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  1. BA is growing me. I rather enjoyed reading that new issue in bed last night. (I've stuffed cotton in my ears so as not to hear any siren's song about new cookbooks; I just rec'd my sale shipment from TGC. But the Ottolenghi recipes in BA looked very intriguing; going to try the fennel one soon.)

    1. Wait. Are we sure it's a cookbook?

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      1. re: roxlet

        Pretty sure it's a cookbook; read about it somewhere else too.

        1. re: roxlet

          I wonder too, roxlet, whether it's strictly a cookbook. E.g. see this article (admittedly from March 2011): http://www.forward.com/articles/136382/

          To quote:
          "... their next book project is about Jerusalem, and involves Ottolenghi and Tamimi rediscovering the city of their youth, its history and its future. They grew up in the same place and at the same time, but totally separate: Ottolenghi was raised Jewish; Tamimi grew up Palestinian. They want to tell the story of a city and its food, how the commonalities and foodways can reveal shared histories. A stuffed cabbage of an Iraqi-Jewish woman might resemble in myriad ways the stuffed cabbage of a Palestinian woman she’d never met. Showing how techniques and foods are shared is a way for Ottolenghi and Tamimi to give back to a city that is suffering, becoming less cosmopolitan, yet formed them both. ..."

          1. re: drongo

            All the better.

            1. re: drongo

              The title of the book is:

              Jerusalem: A Cookbook
              Yotam Ottolenghi, Sami Tamimi

              Sold by: Amazon.com LLC

          2. I wonder if this is a spinoff of his TV show in the UK on 21 December, Jerusalem on a Plate?

            http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b017znj9

            And...

            http://www.ottolenghi.co.uk/blog/2012...

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            1. re: Gio

              Maybe a travel book with recipes?

              1. re: roxlet

                Well, it sounds like a pretty good title for one. On his blog site he gives a list of the restaurants he ate at and, I think, cooked in.

                1. re: Gio

                  And did those feet in ancient times walk upon England's mountains green? According to BA, it's a cookbook.

                  1. re: buttertart

                    It's written with Sam Tamimi, with whom he collaborated on the first book (and founded the restaurants) so pretty sure it's a cookbook.

                    A new Ottolenghi AND a new Dunlop this year - the cookbook Gods are smiling on us.

                    1. re: greedygirl

                      You got that right!

              2. re: Gio

                Interesting....cookbooks normally go hand-in-hand with TV programmes not published maybe 9 months after.

              3. oh my! I want!
                *susan*

                1. OK.. I have read his columns in the Guardian, and taken his books out of the library.. and ooh and aahed over them. I don't eat too much meat (largely due to taste and my generally lazy nature), so I do love the look of his recipes. However, he seems to use vast quantities of oil and fat in general in his recipes.
                  I try to eat fairly healthy main courses, since I bake so much! Has anyone tried reducing the oil in the recipes, or do they just not work that way?
                  Just curious...

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                  1. re: rstuart

                    I reduce the amount of oil/fat by about 60% for most of their recipes, and they are still delicious. The two books already published have been COTM's in the past. I highly recommend reading those threads since many of us used different strategies to reduce the oil and with a lot of success.

                    1. re: smtucker

                      Ditto what smtucker says. Some of his recipes are quite moderate in their amounts of oil, while other do call for a great deal, and I have never had a problem cutting that to what feels reasonable to me. The food is still fabulous.

                      And apparently, I have eight months to create a space on my overstuffed-with-no-room-to-expand cookbook shelves for a book I will have no choice but to buy (not that I'm complaining!).

                      1. re: Caitlin McGrath

                        Thanks to both of you. I haven't read the threads in depth.. I'll get those cookbooks out of the library again and read the COTM threads.. I do love the combinations of flavours that he uses. I was in London 18 months ago, and still regret that I didn't get to his restaurants..

                  2. Wow! I can't wait!

                    ~TDQ

                    1. Better news, cats and kittens: this from Amazon UK --

                      "The items listed below will actually be dispatched sooner than we had originally
                      expected based on the new release date:

                      Sami Tamimi, Yotam Ottolenghi "Jerusalem"
                      Previous estimated arrival date: September 14 2012 - September 19 2012
                      New estimated arrival date: September 07 2012 - September 12 2012"

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                      1. re: buttertart

                        It is Oct 23 2012 on amazon.ca:(

                        1. re: herby

                          10/23/12 at amazon.com also. Couldn't resist the pre-order...

                          1. re: Gio

                            Wow, interesting. The listing on amazon.com and amazon.ca is for Ten Speed Press, so it seems that his new cookbook is getting a real simultaneous (or almost) publication in North America with an American house, as well as the UK edition from Ebury.

                      2. A preview in today's Guardian newspaper:

                        http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyl...

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                        1. re: greedygirl

                          Thanks for posting this, gg!

                        2. Received an e-mail about my Jerusalem cookbook order from Amazon.com that says,
                          "Yotam Ottolenghi, Sami Tamimi "Jerusalem: A Cookbook"
                          Previous estimated arrival date: October 26, 2012 - October 30, 2012
                          New estimated arrival date: October 05, 2012 - October 10, 2012"

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                          1. re: Gio

                            May I just say, Yee-haw!!!

                            1. re: buttertart

                              great news!

                          2. "Jerusalem cookbook update: Just received an email from Amazon:com.

                            "We're writing about the order you placed on February 07, 2012 . Unfortunately, the release date for the item(s) listed below has changed, and we need to provide you with a new delivery estimate based on the new release date:

                            Yotam Ottolenghi, Sami Tamimi "Jerusalem: A Cookbook"
                            Estimated arrival date: October 19, 2012 - October 23, 2012"

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                            1. re: Gio

                              Amazon.ca release date remains October 2nd. I love Plenty and made many dishes out of it and very excited about Jerusalem.

                              1. re: Gio

                                Amazon UK release date is still 6 September. That's for the Ebury edition. Amazon.ca and Amazon.com are both selling the Ten Speed Press, North American edition, but apparently with different release dates...

                                1. re: Caitlin McGrath

                                  Amazon.ca release is not Ten Speed Press. It is:
                                  Publisher: Appetite by Random House (Oct 2 2012)

                                  1. re: herby

                                    Thanks for the clarification, herby. Interestingly, Amazon UK also lists the Ten Speed Press edition, with a release date of 2 October. Of course, the price is much higher than what Amazon.com wants for it.

                              2. Amazon and Jessica's Biscuit (www.ecookbooks.com) currently list the release of the US edition as October 16.

                                I thought I'd be happy to have the UK edition, given that I have the UK versions of his others, and I don't mind the weights, metrics, or terminology. But I think I'll be waiting the extra month and just going with the US ed., purely based on price. The discounted Amazon UK price is a several more US$ than the Amazon.com or ecookbooks.com discount, and then there's the £6.98 shipping. I'd be singing a different tune if there were a substantial lag between the UK and US releases.

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                                1. re: Caitlin McGrath

                                  Amazon.ca has Oct 2nd release but we'll see if this happens:) Attractive cover. I am looking forward to this book - love Plenty and middle eastern food.

                                  1. re: Caitlin McGrath

                                    Looks good!

                                  2. A short video clip in which Ottolanghi introduces his new cookbook, "Jerusalem."

                                    http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyl...

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                                    1. re: Gio

                                      That's very nice. Thanks for posting the link, Gio. It won't be long now!

                                      1. re: roxlet

                                        Yeehaw.

                                      2. re: Gio

                                        You know... I was resisting this book, and resisting, but I don't think after I can resist any longer after watching this video.

                                        1. re: smtucker

                                          Three recipes from the book:
                                          http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyl...

                                          Interview:
                                          http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyl...

                                          1. re: Gio

                                            Cake & Cookies:
                                            http://www.google.com/reader/view/?hl...

                                            1. re: Gio

                                              Meat recipes from the book (including meatballs to time in with Dish of the Month): http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyl...

                                              1. re: TxnInMtl

                                                Ottolenghi’s roast butternut squash and red onion with tahini and za'atar
                                                http://www.telegraph.co.uk/foodanddri...

                                                1.) Fried brik parcels with apple and clove
                                                2.) Vermicelli, beef and chickpea casserole
                                                http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyl...

                                                1.) Ottolenghi's raw beetroot and herb leaf salad recipe
                                                2.) Clam and barley risotto
                                                http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyl...

                                      3. To any Ottolenghi fans from Toronto - The Cookbook Store is hosting an interview and book-signing with Yotam Ottolenghi & Sami Tamimi on October 21st. $50 gets you admission and a copy of the book.

                                        (Thomas Keller is coming later in the month as well...)

                                        Here's the link if you're interested:

                                        http://www.cook-book.com/

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                                        1. re: Breadcrumbs

                                          TK probably for Bouchon Bakery?

                                          1. re: buttertart

                                            Thats right bt...will you be purchasing it? I've only been to the Yountville outpost. The lemon tart still stands out....incredible!

                                            1. re: Breadcrumbs

                                              Thinking about it (OF COURSE)...I didn't like the Bouchon cookbook itself, too cheffy.

                                              1. re: buttertart

                                                Agreed bt, I gave my copy away.

                                                1. re: Breadcrumbs

                                                  i tried one of the cakes and it didn't work so it's a bit less appealling than it might be. Now Per Se, that's another thing entirely.

                                                  1. re: Breadcrumbs

                                                    HA! I received a copy of TFL from another chowhound who was paring her collection down, but gave it away to a friend who loved it and whose entire cookbook had been destroyed. But, I always wanted Bouchon because I love the restaurants so much. Not worth it?

                                                    ~TDQ

                                          2. This is a lovely book, very evocative of place, and the recipes look killer. I just read through it and want to make a whole lot of dishes...also like the cloth cover. These guys are hot.

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                                            1. re: buttertart

                                              Excellent ;-)

                                              For anyone who hasn't had a chance to buy it yet, check out these recipes from Jerusalem, that were provided to the papers:

                                              http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyl...

                                              http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyl...

                                              http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyl...

                                              http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyl...

                                              http://www.telegraph.co.uk/foodanddri...

                                              http://www.telegraph.co.uk/foodanddri...

                                              Edit: Oops- Sorry Gio and others- didn't see that some of you'd been posting the same links above!