Yotam Ottolenghi – Shelf Love
Food Review (ADI’S TABLE)
If, like me, you stocked your pantry for the Armageddon when we first went into lockdown many moons ago, you’ll find all sorts of tins and jars, herbs and spices that are gathering dust and begging to be eaten! What to do? Well the Ottolenghi Test Kitchen crew, lead by bestselling author Yotam Ottolenghi & Noor Murad, have released ‘Shelf Love’, the first in a series of books by OTK, to help inspire us to make more than just beans on toast with our countless tins of butter beans and tinned tomatoes. Inside you’ll find recipes like Confit Tandoori Chickpeas, Cheesy Polenta and Tomato Sauce and, my most favourite find so far, Savoury Oat Porridge with Ginger-Garlic Crumb. From the back shelf of your pantry (who knows what lurks there) to the veg box, and the freezer, this book will help you reimagine weeknight dinners, taking them to a whole new Ottolenghi level.
Full of beautiful photos and very easy to follow instructions, ‘Shelf Love’ brings a little bit of ‘Ottolenghi zjooshiness’ to your cookbook collection as well as to your culinary repertoire.
And luckily for us, (and if my review hasn’t convinced you to order it) they have generously released 10 recipes from the book to try tickle your fancy.