Yotam Ottolenghi

Cookbook author Yotam Ottolenghi invented these delicate crêpes to celebrate Shrove Tuesday, the day before Lent, which is also called Pancake Tuesday in England. Their floral, aromatic sweetness comes from rosewater and honey, two Middle Eastern ingredients that Otttolenghi grew up with. Slideshow:  Pancake Recipes 
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"These are not your usual fritters," says cookbook author Yotam Ottolenghi. His are pancake-like, packed with cauliflower and spiced with cinnamon, cumin and turmeric. As a dipping sauce, he serves lime-spiked Greek yogurt. Slideshow:  Cauliflower Recipes 
Beets have a strong presence in the cuisine of almost every ethnic group in Jerusalem, Yotam Ottolenghi explains. They color pickling juices on the Arab table and form the basis for a soup of Jewish, Iraqi and Kurdish origin. Ottolenghi purees them for this luscious spread. Slideshow: Delicious Beet Recipes 
Walnut Snowball Cookies
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These buttery, crumbly, sugar-dusted cookies are irresistible. Jerusalem cooks personalize them with different nuts and aromatic flavorings, like rose water or cardamom. Slideshow: Delicious Cookie Recipes 
In this fluffy salad, Yotam Ottolenghi blends South American quinoa with nutty Camargue red rice from southern France. The salad gets a fruity sweetness from orange juice and zest and is delicious alongside roast chicken.
"Fish cakes are perceived as being quite British, and they're always a bit brown and a little dull," Yotam Ottolenghi says. To make the cakes more vibrant, he adds plenty of herbs and serves them with a tarragon-infused tomato sauce spiked with fresh red chile.
Yotam Ottolenghi loves mixing unorthodox ingredients, like lime juice, jalapeño, and maple syrup, into his Middle Eastern food.
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"I like to add something unusual to a dish," says Yotam Ottolenghi about including caraway—a spice often used in northern and eastern Europe—in his otherwise Mediterranean stew. To give the dish a mellow sweetness, he adds roasted carrotsMore Amazing Vegetarian Dishes
Yotam Ottolenghi loves mixing unorthodox ingredients, like lime juice, jalapeño, and maple syrup, into his Middle Eastern food.
"I like to add something unusual to a dish," says Yotam Ottolenghi about including caraway—a spice often used in northern and eastern Europe—in his otherwise Mediterranean stew. To give the dish a mellow sweetness, he adds roasted carrotsMore Amazing Vegetarian Dishes