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Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi talk about their new cookbook - Jerusalem
20 best Middle Eastern recipes: part 3
Yotam Ottolenghi is known for many admirable feats. But one thing Ottolenghi is not known for? Simplicity, at least in the easy-weeknight-cooking sense. How to best accommodate the highly subjective perception of both simplicity and complexity is something that Ottolenghi has pondered quite a lot over the past few years. The book, he explains, arose a few years ago when editors at The Guardian, for whom Ottolenghi writes a weekly cooking column , asked him to do a special seasonal booklet of simplified recipes.
So I thought it would be a fancy thing, this award ceremony, but it went way beyond that. It was an ocean of butlers and crumpets and deep red pile carpets and Prince Charles made a good-natured speech and Dame Judi Dench was there drinking white wine, and it was all so goddamned British that it nearly gave me spontaneous rosacea. That kind of posh and plummy Britishness is far from the only thing about London. Take that Royal Warrant. The Little Waitrose bodega across from the Bankside Hotel London, where I bought the prosecco for this episode, is filled with people from all over the world, displaying a dozen different versions of Britishness. People like Sami, who came to London to cook over 20 years ago, make this city astonishing, complex, cosmopolitan, delicious.
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Serve this with a big plate of orange slices and rocket drizzled in lemon juice and olive oil, and with great pride. Put a large frying pan on a medium heat. Place the chicken thighs skin-side down in it and sprinkle with 1 teaspoon of salt and the pepper. Keep it on a medium heat and allow the skin to crisp and colour. This will take about 10—15 minutes. Once the skin is all crisp and golden, flip the thighs and cook on the other side for 5 minutes, then use tongs to remove them to an ovenproof pan that is large enough contain them all in one layer.
Couscous with tomato and onion recipe. Herb pie recipe. Being Italian, Michael made his dish with small pasta balls called ptitim. We both grew up in the city, Sami in the Muslim east and Yotam in the Jewish west, but never knew each other. We lived there as children in the s and s and then left in the s, first to Tel Aviv and then to London.