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The forthcoming cookbook from the Jerusalem chef will feature dishes that can be made in 30 minutes or less.

Maria Yagoda
April 09, 2018

Fortunately for everyone who doesn't live in London, Yotam Ottolenghi is committed to sharing his recipes with the world by way of cookbook.

On Monday, the British-Israeli chef announced that he has a new book in the works, called Ottolenghi Simple. With 140 recipes, the new book will feature dishes that are—you guessed it—"simple in one way or another," per Ottolenghi's announcement on Twitter. The book will be out in the U.K. in September, and available in North America in October.

In addition to helming such acclaimed London kitchens as Nopi and several locations of Ottolenghi, the chef spends a significant amount of time developing recipes and writing cookbooks, some of his most treasured titles being Jerusalem: A Cookbook (2012), Ottolenghi: The Cookbook (2008), and Plenty: Vibrant Vegetable Recipes from London's Ottolenghi (2010).

"Each dish can be made in 30 minutes or less, with 10 or fewer ingredients, in a single pot, using pantry staples, or prepared ahead of time for brilliantly, deliciously simple meals," reads Penguin Random House's description of Simple. "Brunch gets a make-over with Braised Eggs with Leeks and Za’atar; Cauliflower, Pomegranate, and Pistachio Salad refreshes the side-dish rotation; Lamb and Feta Meatballs bring ease to the weeknight table; and every sweet tooth is sure to be satisfied by the spectacular Fig and Thyme Clafoutis. "

Ottolenghi's vegetable-forward recipes seem to stand the test of time. We're still making his Cauliflower and Cumin Fritters, as well as his sublime Za'atar-Spiced Beet Dip with Goat Cheese and Hazelnuts. Oh, and how could we forget his Ricotta Crêpes with Honey, Walnuts and Rose, which the chef invented to celebrate Shrove Tuesday, the day before Lent, which is also called "Pancake Tuesday" in England.

Ottolenghi's business partner is Sami Tamimi, with whom he built his London restaurant empire. (They collaborated together on Jerusalem and other cookbooks, too.

Simple is available for pre-sale here