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New Ottolenghi cookbook coming out!!! September 2012

buttertart Jan 4, 2012 10:19 AM


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

  1. buttertart Sep 21, 2012 05:21 PM

    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
      prima Sep 22, 2012 11:02 AM

      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:







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

    2. Breadcrumbs Aug 31, 2012 01:25 PM

      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:


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      1. re: Breadcrumbs
        buttertart Aug 31, 2012 05:09 PM

        TK probably for Bouchon Bakery?

        1. re: buttertart
          Breadcrumbs Aug 31, 2012 05:18 PM

          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
            buttertart Aug 31, 2012 05:21 PM

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

            1. re: buttertart
              Breadcrumbs Aug 31, 2012 05:24 PM

              Agreed bt, I gave my copy away.

              1. re: Breadcrumbs
                buttertart Aug 31, 2012 05:29 PM

                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
                  The Dairy Queen Sep 1, 2012 12:28 AM

                  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?


        2. Gio Aug 31, 2012 06:56 AM

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


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          1. re: Gio
            roxlet Aug 31, 2012 10:45 AM

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

            1. re: roxlet
              buttertart Aug 31, 2012 12:33 PM


            2. re: Gio
              smtucker Aug 31, 2012 07:15 PM

              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
                Gio Sep 1, 2012 04:05 AM

                Three recipes from the book:


                1. re: Gio
                  Gio Sep 1, 2012 05:19 AM

                  Cake & Cookies:

                  1. re: Gio
                    TxnInMtl Sep 1, 2012 05:45 AM

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

                    1. re: TxnInMtl
                      Gio Sep 22, 2012 11:17 AM

                      Ottolenghi’s roast butternut squash and red onion with tahini and za'atar

                      1.) Fried brik parcels with apple and clove
                      2.) Vermicelli, beef and chickpea casserole

                      1.) Ottolenghi's raw beetroot and herb leaf salad recipe
                      2.) Clam and barley risotto

            3. Caitlin McGrath Jul 14, 2012 04:59 PM

              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
                herby Jul 14, 2012 07:33 PM

                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
                  roxlet Jul 14, 2012 07:36 PM

                  Looks good!

                2. Gio Jun 12, 2012 07:35 AM

                  "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
                    herby Jun 12, 2012 08:05 AM

                    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
                      Caitlin McGrath Jun 12, 2012 11:32 AM

                      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
                        herby Jun 12, 2012 11:55 AM

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

                        1. re: herby
                          Caitlin McGrath Jun 12, 2012 12:08 PM

                          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. Gio Mar 4, 2012 07:36 AM

                      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
                        buttertart Mar 4, 2012 08:04 AM

                        May I just say, Yee-haw!!!

                        1. re: buttertart
                          jen kalb Jun 12, 2012 07:41 AM

                          great news!

                      2. greedygirl Mar 3, 2012 03:53 PM

                        A preview in today's Guardian newspaper:


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                        1. re: greedygirl
                          roxlet Mar 3, 2012 04:15 PM

                          Thanks for posting this, gg!

                        2. buttertart Feb 7, 2012 10:03 AM

                          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
                            herby Feb 7, 2012 10:47 AM

                            It is Oct 23 2012 on amazon.ca:(

                            1. re: herby
                              Gio Feb 7, 2012 11:11 AM

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

                              1. re: Gio
                                Caitlin McGrath Feb 7, 2012 05:46 PM

                                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. The Dairy Queen Jan 17, 2012 11:31 AM

                            Wow! I can't wait!


                            1. r
                              rstuart Jan 5, 2012 08:50 AM

                              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
                                smtucker Jan 5, 2012 09:19 AM

                                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
                                  Caitlin McGrath Jan 5, 2012 09:45 AM

                                  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
                                    rstuart Jan 6, 2012 08:34 AM

                                    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. s
                                smtucker Jan 4, 2012 03:23 PM

                                oh my! I want!

                                1. Gio Jan 4, 2012 10:31 AM

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




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                                  1. re: Gio
                                    roxlet Jan 4, 2012 10:34 AM

                                    Maybe a travel book with recipes?

                                    1. re: roxlet
                                      Gio Jan 4, 2012 10:43 AM

                                      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
                                        buttertart Jan 4, 2012 02:45 PM

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

                                        1. re: buttertart
                                          greedygirl Jan 5, 2012 10:55 AM

                                          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
                                            roxlet Jan 5, 2012 11:51 AM

                                            You got that right!

                                    2. re: Gio
                                      Harters Jan 4, 2012 03:14 PM

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

                                    3. roxlet Jan 4, 2012 10:29 AM

                                      Wait. Are we sure it's a cookbook?

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                                      1. re: roxlet
                                        nomadchowwoman Jan 4, 2012 10:45 AM

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

                                        1. re: roxlet
                                          drongo Feb 8, 2012 03:53 PM

                                          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
                                            buttertart Feb 8, 2012 04:41 PM

                                            All the better.

                                            1. re: drongo
                                              Gio Feb 9, 2012 04:28 AM

                                              The title of the book is:

                                              Jerusalem: A Cookbook
                                              Yotam Ottolenghi, Sami Tamimi

                                              Sold by: Amazon.com LLC

                                          2. nomadchowwoman Jan 4, 2012 10:26 AM

                                            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.)

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