Tag Archives: Yotam Ottolenghi

Pilpelchuma: The Condiment You Have Never Heard of and Can’t Live Without

Last week I made a middle eastern mess themed dinner with lots of small dishes.  My friend Ansell was coming over, back when we met he introduced me to the Cafe Mogador  in the East Village (been there since 1983 … Continue reading

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Quince Poached in Pomegranate Juice

Pretty picture isn’t it?  Quince, at least the ones you get here in the northeast U.S are gnarly, green and have an incredible perfume. Often I buy them just so the scent permeates the apartment.  Then I end up thinking: Now what … Continue reading

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Gazpacho: An Overview

Gazpacho is certainly my favorite cold soup.  If you look in your cook books or online you will find a zillion different recipes for it.  Most of which call for certain basic ingredients: tomatoes, cucumbers, garlic, bread, and sweet peppers. … Continue reading

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My 10 Favorite Cookbooks

In looking over this list (which I had no intention of being 10 but has happenstance would have it….) I realize most of these cookbooks were given to me.  Fannie Farmer was first introduced to me when I lived with … Continue reading

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Babka/Krantz the recipe – FINALLY

A while back I posted some pictures of my first attempt at making  Krantz Cake or Babka as it’s called here in NYC (and it’s really not a cake, but rather a sweet bread, but hey Yottam and Sami can … Continue reading

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The Best Eggplant Dish Ever

I’ve been making this eggplant dish since October when I saw it in New York Magazine. My favorite food duo Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi whose cookbook Jerusalem I have been cook from and talking about since I got it … Continue reading

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Sephardic Syrian Menu

This was last weeks big dinner party menu – inspired by my new favorite cookbook Jerusalem by Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamini, which is where I got the recipe for the Krantz aka Bubka I featured here last week,  and yes I … Continue reading

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