A collection of 120 recipes exploring the flavors of Jerusalem from the New York Times bestselling author of Plenty, one of the most lauded cookbooks of 2011.
This special iBooks Author version of Jerusalem invites you to:
- Shop for ingredients quickly and efficiently. Select the recipes you want to make and generate a combined shopping list, which you can e-mail to yourself or use directly within the book.
- Cook from step-by-step directions. When you’re ready to begin cooking, you can seamlessly switch to landscape mode, which will display the recipe steps in an easy-to-read format that you can see from across the kitchen counter.
- Neatly convert measurements between metric and U.S. units.
- Connect to the authors’ Twitter feeds and tweet back from your own kitchen—without closing the ebook.
- Explore an interactive map tying stories from the recipes to locations in the city of Jerusalem.
In Jerusalem, Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi explore the vibrant cuisine of their home city—with its diverse Muslim, Jewish, and Christian communities. Both men were born in Jerusalem in the same year—Tamimi on the Arab east side and Ottolenghi in the Jewish west. This stunning cookbook offers 120 recipes from their unique cross-cultural perspective, from inventive vegetable dishes to sweet, rich desserts. With five bustling restaurants in London and two stellar cookbooks, Ottolenghi is one of the most respected chefs in the world; in Jerusalem, he and Tamimi have collaborated to produce their most personal cookbook yet.
Written as homage to the city that defines the authors, this cookbook offers snapshots of the multicultural, multiflavored city that is Jerusalem. Realizing the difficulties of trying to capture the diversity of a city that has been described as the center of the universe Ottolenghi and Tamimi only promise a glimpse into hidden treasure of a city constructed upon centuries of fusion, or the lack thereof, of hundreds of cultures being mashed together in such a small space. Not wanting to offend the inhabitants of an already disputed territory, the authors try to cut a cross-section of recipes and ingredients native to the inhabitants of Jerusalem. From Tunisia (shakshuka) to Turkey (Swiss chard fritters) and Iran (broad bean kuku) to Lebanon (the delicious hummus kawarma), this cookbook promises to excite the taste buds of anyone interested in Middle Eastern cuisine. Not happy with just presenting the flavors and textures of the city, the authors try to encapsulate the history and spirit of the city, too. With multiple introductions at its front, explanations of different spices and ingredients, and anecdotal stories peppered throughout, this book offers not only taste but education as well.
Customer ReviewsSee All
Love the food, hate the format
Recipes are incredible; eBook format's "special" features make for a convoluted experience
Issues reported 3 years ago are still there. I just downloaded this book and having lots of issues viewing it on my iPad. Not fair to rate the book poorly because of this but they really should fix the technical problems. Very hard to navigate.
More than a cookbook
For anyone who has visited Jerusalem, this cookbook is a reminder of the delicious foods shared by both Arab and Jewish culture. I have needed a book like this to reproduce the healthy food joyed during visits to this delightful city. The videos, photos and historical insights make this more than 'just a cookbook'.