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The hotly anticipated follow-up to London chef Yotam Ottolenghis bestselling and award-winning cookbook Plenty, featuring more than 150 vegetarian dishes organized by cooking method. Yotam Ottolenghi is one of the worlds most beloved culinary talents. In this follow-up to his bestselling Plenty, he continues to explore the diverse realm of vegetarian food with a wholly ori ...more
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published October 14th 2014 by Ten Speed Press (first published 2014)
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Manny
Dec 21, 2015 marked it as to-read
We had lunch at Ottolenghi's Islington restaurant last year. The waiter came with our check, and I told him that in my opinion they made the best salads in the world.

"Yes," he said thoughtfully, "We do."
Geoff
Dec 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Ottolenghi is amazing. Chickpeas slow cooked with tomatoes, pimentón, seasoned with homemade za'atar and sumac, with poached eggs on toast is one of the many many ridiculously good things in this book that I now make all the time. Just get off the instagram for a sec and cook a tasty meal for yourselves ya jerks!
Jan
Nov 12, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The book is broken up into sections broadly by cooking method, which is a little unusual, but does seem to work in this instance. “Tossed” is all about salads, and though it may be contrary to the spirit of the book, I can foresee getting a lot use out of that chapter with summer and the barbeque season coming up (actually, not… there are frequent suggestions for carnivore options to serve the salads with). Next comes “Steamed” which has some excellent rice dishes – I’m tempted to adapt the “Lem ...more
Kaitlin
Jan 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
I'm a huge Ottolenghi fan, so I grabbed this cookbook from the library for the winter holiday, went to the market, and dove right in.

The photography is beautiful--and helpful. Since many of his recipes try new ingredients or are a dish I'm not familiar with, the photos are not just gorgeous, but super helpful. Those recipes without a photo were skipped right over (only 3 weeks with the library book!).

The cookbook is all veggies, and as an ex-vegetarian, I really loved that it managed to encompa
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Jennifer
Dec 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Ottolenghi gets a tad more personal in the second edition of his masterpiece cookbook. Glimpses into his personal life as a parent, an expat, and memories from his childhood are weaved into the recipe introductions - as are more mentions and praises of his staff in London. Once again, he breaks all the notions we could have about cultural boundaries in food, mixing maple syrup with lime juice and nigella seeds and the like. An inspiration, as usual, which will be splattered upon in my kitchen fo ...more
Philippa
Dec 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2014
Oh these recipes! Tempted to do a Julie Powell and cook every recipe from it....everything looks and sounds amazing.
Katie
Oct 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Good lord these recipes! These photos! I hate the phrase "food porn" and I don't think it is the right phrase here either, though many would call it that. These pictures are art. Food art. The recipes are incredibly easy and flavorful. I can say that having not made any of them, but just reading through the book and looking at the photos; I can taste them and smell them through the art.

I have about twenty recipes earmarked after one quick look through. So, if you'll excuse me, it's time for din
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Helen
Dec 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Much desired Christmas gift. Feel as if I want to cook everything so started with the tomato and pomegranate salad on page 1.
Enough to make you give up meat really.
Beautiful recipes.
Valissa
Jun 15, 2015 rated it did not like it
Shelves: library
I like cookbooks. The pictures are usually so appetizing, the directions so . . . direct. It is the ingredients that leave me cold. Not only do most of these lovely recipes include things I cannot find, they involve toasting raw nuts that I will have shelled, or roasting some exotic root vegetable grown in a hydroponic garden by virgins, or some shite like that.

Out of 100 or so recipes there were 3 that I actually thought about copying out to try. Then I realized I still had a box of mac & chees
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Cindy
Dec 10, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I was so excited when I got this book from the library, but I never was able to get into it. I'm not that interested in making anything from it. I think I got caught up in all the reviews I read about it and it didn't meet up with my expectations.
I'm glad everyone else likes it. Wish I liked it more.
Rebecca
There were still plenty (haw haw) of recipes I want to try from here, but it just didn't seem to have quite the same impact as other Ottolenghi cookbooks. It almost felt like I was being fed "Ottolenghi the Brand", exaggerating the unusual flavours and combinations he became known for - and then I found out he has started using a test kitchen, along with four other cooks, to work on his recipes. I'm not saying that they're ghost written, exactly, just that I feel there is more of an emphasis on ...more
Shilpa
Dec 05, 2017 rated it it was ok
Every recipe in here requires 5 star effort for a 3 star result. I hate time consuming recipes with endless ingredient lists. If you are the same, DO NOT PICK UP THIS BOOK. There were some recipes for which the ingredient list was a full page long! I like cooking but I hate tedium (steaming an eggplant for 30 minutes then draining it for 40 minutes then marinating for 10 minutes by which time it's 1:30 pm and I'm starving).
Lyn Elliott
Dec 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cooking
Another great collection from Ottolenghi. I love browsing through his books, spotting ideas for seasonal ingredients. So much more satisfying than looking online for something you already know exists.
Anna
Sep 20, 2014 rated it liked it


Thanks to NetGalley and Ten Speed Press for the ARC of this book.

This is a beautiful vegetarian cookbook. It has a wide range of vegetarian recipes inspired by all corners of the globe. The recipes are illustrated by stunning colourful photography, with lovely full page photos which make the food look very attractive.

The recipes are divided into the following sections by techniques:

Tossed (salads)
Steamed
Blanched
Simmered
Braised
Grilled
Roasted
Fried
Mashed
Cracked (recipes with eggs)
Baked
S
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Dan Smith
Nov 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am a sucker for vegetarian cookbooks. They appeal to my utter lack of sense in being able to put a meal together in any coherent way combined with my desire to do so. Meat-based dishes are easy: identify meat, pick how you do it, then add some veg and carb. The veg and carb can afford to be fairly baseline, although clearly there are heights of sophistication you can achieve there.

Vegetarian? It's all a bit more freeform. Although you can have a central dish, it lends itself more easily to a s
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Michelle
Jan 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
I've read all of the Ottolenghi cookbooks, and this one is probably my favorite. The photographs are beautiful, and the recipes are inspiring. All of the Ottolenghi cookbooks makes me want to eat vegetables ALL OF THE TIME. Bravo. This cookbook makes me want to book a flight to London, just to eat at Ottolenghi.
Sophia
Jan 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Yotam has magically created another vegetarian cookbook that was better than his first.

Yes, his ingredient lists can be long and sometimes have obscure ingredients.

Yes, a good number of his recipes can feel complicated.

But, the end result is so worth it. I've cooked and tasted some of the most mind-boggling food from this cookbook.
Michelle
Oct 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cooking
As expected, this is a beautiful, beautiful book. No let-downs from Ottolenghi. :-) Loved just reading and immersing in the recipes, stories and photography. OK, won't be able to make many (fresh curry leaves in small Midwestern towns, anyone???) but no less a joy to read.
Iris Lee
Dec 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
My favorite Yotam Ottolenghi book, by far. Not only because it is strictly vegetarian, (although not vegan) but also because of recipes here that are not only fusion Middle Eastern. Love his creativity in the kitchen. I like the organization of this book by the method of cooking.
Katie Johnstonbaugh
Aug 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I love this book even more than Plenty. I have made several of the recipes now. Several of them had some odd combinations that I thought would never work -but they do! This book is the perfect compliment for a vegetable lover and a gardener and I am both!
Zach Dionne
Dec 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Nobody's cookbooks/food books are better.
Lucy Coats
Jan 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Cooking my socks off and learning much about vegetarian recipes - Ottolenghi is ace!
Amy
Jan 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Coffee table gorgeous. Did I mention that my carnivore husband sticky flagged at least a dozen veggie recipes to try? This one's a winner, folks.
Melissa
Apr 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
Gorgeous, complicated, special recipes. Food porn for veggie lovers. Made the rice noodle salad with edamame, scallions & cilantro tonight. Yum. ...more
steve
Mar 27, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cookery
Plenty was one of the best cookbooks I've read, so I was hoping for a lot more from this sequal.

Whilst there were some recipes I will make, most were either ideas for side dishes or not particularly inspiring. Do I really need a book to roast carrots?

Shame, but I guess there was pressure to deliver another book as the firsst was just so good.
Onceinabluemoon
Jan 22, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Loved plenty, nice to see follow up. Great pics of healthy meatless recipes.
Tal Kanfi
Jan 30, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Love the ideas but recipes are hard to follow.
Jodie Gale
Aug 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Been vegetarian for nearly 30 years - without a doubt one of the most beautiful cookbooks out there.
Lucy
Jan 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
Beautiful vegetable recipes. I marked so many that I was interested in, I wanted to make almost everything from this book! I think his descriptions are also clear and appreciate that he often suggests alternatives for hard-to-get or complicated preparation ingredients.
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This book definitely lives up to the hype. A gorgeously photographed cookbook bursting with all kinds of interesting recipes - all without meat. This isn't a vegetarian or health book (many, if not most, recipes are quite high in fats and calories) but rather an inspiration guide on making main meals out of non meat items. And there is a quite a bit to love.

The book has a very quick introduction and the rest is dedica
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Yotam Ottolenghi's path to the world of cooking and baking has been anything but straightforward. Having completed a Masters degree in philosophy and literature whilst working on the news desk of an Israeli daily, he made a radical shift on coming to London in 1997. He started as an assistant pastry chef at the Capital and then worked at Kensington Place and Launceston Place, where he ran the past ...more

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