Yotam Ottolenghi. Heard of him? Of course you have.
I'm a vegetarian - the lax kind that indulges in seafood.
Have been for over two decades.
I had not heard of this vegetable genius until just recently.
(two months ago to be precise)
His famous cookbook Plenty sounded & looked familiar but all else was, as they say,
news to me.
We are now the proud owners of both Plenty and his new release - Jerusalem.
Stunning with a capital S.
S for sexy food, sexy photos and very very sexy flavours.
I'm making Daal ....
...... I'm dry roasting veggies,
I'm mixing up spice concoctions....
If you love food peoples - and I know you do - then this one is a must.
What the man suggests possible with Beetroot alone will have you rethinking these
pink (tinned & brutalised) babies.
On another note - but still drooling over food.
(Yes it was once a working stable)
Funky setting, decor, feel, vibe? Check✓
Reasonably priced? Check✓
Vegetarian options? Check✓
I had the ...
Warm salad of Beetroot, Farro, Goats Curd and Candied Walnuts
Hubby had the ...
Salad of Roasted Cauliflower, Pearl Barley, Poached Quince and Dukkah
We shared a bowl of Eggplant Chips w/ Toasted Cumin salt (evil!)
I'll give my final verdict when I sit down to a two/three course meal on a busy evening.
For now though I see real promise!
Well people I'm off to Indonesia on Saturday morning.
I will try to cope with delicious food, massages, beaches, art and culture.
I will try.
It's only for a week (only she says sheepishly - she's truly VERY grateful)
Young Prince has never been, so we are excited to share this with him.
I have thought about all the photo opportunities and I'm pretty sure I'll have to force myself to
just stop clicking and simply "be in the now"...
I have trouble with that sometimes (very often) so I'm going to set myself the limit
of only one image per day. So 8 images that sum up my quick jaunt to Tropics.
Can I do it?
Have a great week peoples.
A safe, special, cosy (southern hemisphere) bright (northern hemisphere) happy, loving, interesting and truly relaxing weekend won't you?