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 Post subject: Ottolenghi
PostPosted: Thu Jan 02, 2014 7:27 am 
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I think a number of us bought this when Amazon had a special on it.

I'm finally getting a chance to leaf through it, and there are a number of recipes I'm really looking forward to trying.

What have people made so far?

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 Post subject: Re: Ottolenghi
PostPosted: Thu Jan 02, 2014 7:37 am 
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The kosheri was amazing. I loved the sweet potato/sage gratin. I couldn't decide if I liked the peel on the sweet potatoes. The other night I made the red lentil/swiss chard soup. Great. Though my husband is complaining about all the vegetarian dinners in a row. Lol.

I also made the cheese straws with homemade puff. The caraway was just right.

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 Post subject: Re: Ottolenghi
PostPosted: Thu Jan 02, 2014 7:41 am 
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We have a moratorium on new books in the house so I haven't bought any of his. I've checked them out of the library and gotten recipes off the internet. Everything I've made has turned out very well. I've had to pass on several because ingredients weren't easily available (I also need to put a moratorium on unusual ingredients_)

I think his books are well worth the investment and I'm sure you'll be pleased with whatever you choose to make.

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 Post subject: Re: Ottolenghi
PostPosted: Thu Jan 02, 2014 7:51 am 
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Oh yeah. I also made the cucumber poppy seed salad. I was able to find small "better tasting" cukes. We loved this. I can't ever find the red chiles called for, so I use jalapeños. My husband finished off the bowl before bed.

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 Post subject: Re: Ottolenghi
PostPosted: Thu Jan 02, 2014 7:56 am 
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I just got mine as it was shipped to my brother's house and then came to me at Christmas, have leafed through but not decided on anything. Will be watching this thread!


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 Post subject: Re: Ottolenghi
PostPosted: Thu Jan 02, 2014 8:00 am 
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The kosheri sounds great. I think I'd adapt it to cook the rice in my rice cooker, but I have all of the ingredients on hand, so maybe I'll make it for dinner tonight along with some leftover chicken I have. (Okay Dave, you were right...I can't stop cooking for more than a day or two...)

I'm also anxious to try the fennel, cherry tomato and crumble gratin.

I have a feeling this might be one of my new favorite cookbooks.

Amy


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 Post subject: Re: Ottolenghi
PostPosted: Thu Jan 02, 2014 9:20 am 
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I bought Jerusalem and have a whole bunch of recipes to try but did not get to them before I left. I bought sumac in preparation and have loved using it on a variety of dishes.

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 Post subject: Re: Ottolenghi
PostPosted: Thu Jan 02, 2014 11:40 am 
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beccaporter wrote:
Oh yeah. I also made the cucumber poppy seed salad. I was able to find small "better tasting" cukes. We loved this. I can't ever find the red chiles called for, so I use jalapeños. My husband finished off the bowl before bed.

Glad to hear this; I just bought some Persian cucumbers at Trader Joe's just for this salad.


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 Post subject: Re: Ottolenghi
PostPosted: Thu Jan 02, 2014 11:42 am 
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Darc,

I need to make this for Andy. He doesn't particularly like cucumbers, but as you witnessed, he does in certain applications.

Amy


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 Post subject: Re: Ottolenghi
PostPosted: Thu Jan 02, 2014 8:38 pm 
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Hi Amy,

I don't have this specific book, but I do have Jersualem and Plenty which are from the same author/co-author.

From the Jersualem book, we did the roasted sweet potatoes and fresh figs (pp. 26, 27)
From the Plenty book, we did the soba noodles with eggplant and mango (pp.112, 113)

Both were keepers.

Ken


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