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Ottolenghi The Cookbook--have you tried the recipes yet?

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naturelle Sep 17, 2013 06:00 PM

I am tempted to buy another cookbook--Ottolenghi The Cookbook, but would like your opinion first. Thank you.

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    smtucker RE: naturelle Sep 17, 2013 06:04 PM

    This was the Cookbook of the Month twice, so lots of us have cooked from this book together. Here is a link to the master thread.

    It is, without a doubt, one of my favorite cookbooks ever. I don't think you could go wrong, at all!

    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/641730

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      naturelle RE: naturelle Sep 17, 2013 06:12 PM

      Sorry, just realized that this is a cookbook that was just released in the US but was published in 2008. I'll check other threads for comments.

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        smtucker RE: naturelle Sep 17, 2013 06:18 PM

        Oh my goodness! Don't be sorry at all. I am just thrilled to share my enthusiasm with you.

      2. Gio RE: naturelle Sep 17, 2013 06:16 PM

        Have we tried the recipes? What a question. Not only have the home cooks who post on the Cookbook of the Month (COTM) threads cooked from this cookbook for a month or more, we have cooked from all his other books as well.

        Here's a link to the master thread which links to reporting chapter threads that will give you an idea of what we have cooked and how we liked the recipes. I think I can safely say that we have really enjoyed everything we've cooked from Ottolenghi's and Tamimi's books: I for one love everything I've cooked from Ottolenghi. You won't go wrong with his book.

        Ottolenghi
        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/641730
        Plenty
        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/781954
        Jerusalem
        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/8829...

        Have fun, and I hope you enjoy the book as much as we did!

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          boozyjools RE: naturelle Sep 17, 2013 06:35 PM

          Fantastic book, I highly recommend it.

          1. lilham RE: naturelle Sep 18, 2013 01:45 AM

            I think it's the best of the three Ottolenghi books.

            1. The Dairy Queen RE: naturelle Sep 18, 2013 04:17 AM

              Love this book, though I confess, I haven't cooked from it as much as I want to or should. But every dish I've made has been memorable--those wonderful florentines, horseradish and arugula smashed potatoes, hazelnut chicken...

              Once you get your copy of the book, please do jump into those COTM threads that Gio linked. They are old threads but people post to them continuously. It's never too late to join in the cooking and discussion and share in the Ottolenghi love!

              ~TDQ

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