Category Archives: Mediterranean Feast

Rick Stein From Venice to Istanbul published 30 Jul 2015

Rick Stein launched his new cookbook in July and the TV series has begun on BBC2.

From the majestic and magical Venice, to Greece and then the Black Sea coast; from Croatian and Albanian flavours – to Turkey and beyond – we join Rick to savour the cuisine of the Eastern Mediterranean in 100 recipes in his new book and wonderful TV series.

Recipes include;

  • mezze spread of baba ghanoush
  • pide bread
  • keftedes
  • garlic shrimps with soft polenta
  • Dalmatian fresh fig tart
  • veal stiffado and kotopita
  • chicken pie
  • stuffed peppers and tomatoes
  • souvlaki
  • chicken jufka and kokoretsi
  • Lepur Comlek
  • pasticada
  • goat stew with peas and lamb peka
  • Tave Kosi
  • seafood risotto
  • tiramisu
  • gnocchi
  • spider crab

TV Rick Stein From Venice to Istanbul episode guide in Radio Times

Episode One Venice and Symi

Episode Two Ravenna and Croatia

Episode Three Croatia Ston and Albania

Episode Four: Northern Greece, Preveza and Messolonghi

To see more about the new Rick Stein cookbook check Rick Stein: From Venice to Istanbul

Rick Stein @Rick_Stein Mexico and California TV and Book September 2017

Some links for the latest healthy cooking ideas:

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Some new approaches to healthy eating:

Lorraine Pascal Eating Well Made Easy published 27 August 2015
Simply Nigella Feel Good Food published 8 Oct 2015
Jamie Oliver Everyday super food

Ottolenghli’s Meditteranean Island Feast More 4 series 2 guide Nov 2013

Ottolenghli’s Meditteranean Island Feast More 4 series 2

A new series from the wonderful cuisine of Yotam Ottolenghi visiting Corsica, Mallorca, Crete and Sardinia.

 



 

Read about the  excellent cookbook : Ottolenghi The Cookbook and see all the books Yotam has developed

The new series will consist of four one hour episodes and Yotam is travelling around the beautiful Mediterranean islands of Sardinia, Corsica, Mallorca and Crete where he cooks up his own take on mouth-watering local dishes.

And as many will know and understand it is essential that we study the history and island people to get a grasp of how the very speacil and localised cuisine has developed.

So Yotam explores how invasions and trading from East and West through the years has been the reason for the varieties of unique food served on the islands today.

Ottolenghi (ottolenghi) on Twitter

Corsica 1/4 : Chef Yotam Ottolenghi continues his culinary journey as he visits four of the Mediterranean’s most beautiful islands, including Sardinia, Majorca and Crete. He begins on the French island of Corsica, where he discovers how its lush green landscape flavours the food, from cheese to honey, and meets its most celebrated chefs. He also prepares recipes including roasted fish with aromatic Corsican olive oil, Swiss chard and herb tart with local cheeses, honey and apricot trifle with walnuts and lavender, chestnut cake and a rich veal stew.

Majorca 2/4 : Chef Yotam Ottolenghi travels to Majorca, the largest of Spain’s Balearic Islands. He leaves the busy beaches behind as he heads inland in search of local cuisine and discovers a larder of local ingredients including roast suckling pig, tomatoes sweetened on the vine and oranges. He prepares a feast of Spanish and Moorish origin, featuring salt-crusted fish with fennel, a sweet and salty salad of caramelised oranges with goat’s cheese and a dessert of apricots, almonds and raisins. He also discovers ruby red prawns in the coastal town of Soller, which become the key ingredient in his deconstructed paella.

 

Watch the previous series Ottolenghi’s Meditteranean Feast again:

Ottolenghi’s Mediterranean Feast 1 Morocco TV series and recipe guides on Channel 4 Yotam Ottolenghi

Yotam Ottolenghi’s Mediterranean Feast episode 2 Istanbul 3 March 2013 TV series and recipes

Yotam Ottolenghi’s Mediterranean Feast episode 3 Tunisia 10 Mar 2013 TV series and recipes

Yotam Ottolenghi recipes Jerusalem

 

 


Yotam Ottolenghi’s Mediterranean Feast episode 3 Tunisia 10 Mar 2013 TV series and recipes

Series 1 Episode 3 Tunisia Monday 26 Nov 2012 at 9.00 pm More 4 

Yotam Ottolenghi presents Ottolenghi’s Mediterranean Feast a new 4 part tv series on More 4 on Monday nights for four weeks. Jerusalem is Yotam’s latest cook book.

3/4. A visit to the enigmatic and amazing Tunisia, which is one of North Africa’s most popular holiday destinations. Our intrepid chef, Yotam seeks out fish, eats foods that include the local fiery harissa paste, and tastes spicy merguez sausages.

What about a hermit who runs a restaurant? Yotam visits this unusual out door restaurant with a view.

Recipes include a red mullet platter with a lemon and celery salad and a seafood pasta dish using fresh mussels, squid and luscious prawns, brik – a fried pastry snack containing soft egg and tuna, mackerel salad with olives, green beans and turmeric croutons, grilled peaches, juicy apricots and ripe figs, coated in scented yoghurt.

Later on Yotam helps cook chicken and sweet corn meatballs, served with a tangy lemon salsa at a Jewish restaurant serving Tunisian food.

Recipes and links:

  • Yotam’s Tunisia scrapbook
  • red mullet platter with a lemon and celery salad
  • seafood pasta dish using fresh mussels
  • squid and luscious prawns
  • brik – soft egg and tuna, mackerel salad with olives, green beans and turmeric croutons
  • grilled peaches, juicy apricots and ripe figs, coated in scented yoghurt
  • watch on 4oD

Next and final episode is Israel, Ottolenghi’s Mediterranean Feast – read more.

Yotam’s latest book with Sami Tamimi – is called Jerusalem and explores the food of the city of Jerusalem. Yotam and Sami’s food is based on a shared home city of Jerusalem. Both were born there in the same year, Sami on the Arab east side and Yotam in the Jewish west. Nearly 30 years later they met in London, and discovered they shared a language, a history, and a love of great food.

      

 

Ottolenghi’s Mediterranean Feast 1 Morocco TV series and recipe guides on Channel 4 Yotam Ottolenghi

Yotam Ottolenghi presents Ottolenghi’s Mediterranean Feast a new 4 part tv series on More 4 on Monday nights for four weeks.

Update 2017:  Sweet Yotam Ottolenghi Desserts from London’s Ottolenghi

Mediterranean Feast is being shown again, starting on Channel 4  beginning 24 February 2013 at 7.00pm. Next episode 2 featuring Istanbul airs on 3 March 2013.

This captivating series visits, Morocco, Istanbul, Tunisia and Israel. Istanbul is amazing, but then so are all the countries visited by Yotam. The exquisite food, spices and flavours – amazing vegetables, so healthy and delicious.

To read about Yotam’s new cookbook, see Jerusalem.

Youtube trailer for Ottolenghi’s Mediterranean Feast.

Ottolenghi’s travels included:

  1. Morocco
  2. Istanbul
  3. Tunisia
  4. Israel

Series 1 Episode 1 Morocco

1/4. Yotam’s journey starts in Morocco’s most vibrant city, Marrakech, where he discovers the secrets of the tagine and explores the delicious street food and dines at Jemaa El Fna square. Then he returns to his rooftop kitchen to create barbecued leg of lamb with almonds and an orange blossom sauce.

Recipes:

A favourite of Yotam’s The Food of Morocco by Paula Wolfert UK edition, for Canada The Food Of Morocco and in the USA The Food of Morocco

To read reviews of Yotam’s new cookbook, see Jerusalem and for Yotam’s previous vegetarian cookbook Plenty – Yotam Ottolenghi  A vegetarian cookbook also his first book  Ottolenghi: The Cookbook (all UK editions)

In the USA read reviews of Jerusalem: A CookbookPlenty: Vibrant Recipes from London’s Ottolenghi and Ottolenghi: The Cookbook

In Canada read more:  Jerusalem: A CookbookPlenty: Vibrant Vegetable Recipes From London’s Ottolenghi and Ottolenghi: The Cookbook


Series 1 Episode 2 Istanbul   Repeats 3 March 2013 at 7.00pm Ch4

2/4. Chef Yotam Ottolenghi’s culinary journey next port of call is the amazing and vibrant Istanbul. Common practice is to fish from the Galata bridge – so Yotam tastes fish from the waters of the Bosphorus, shops for vegetables and samples street food.

The recipes he is inspired to create include: Turkish pizza topped with spicy beef, pine nuts and a crunchy salad baked in a traditional stone oven, and a casserole bursting with prawns, squid, tomatoes and cheese.

Yotam’s latest book with Sami Tamimi – is called Jerusalem and explores the food of the city of Jerusalem. Yotam and Sami’s food is based on a shared home city of Jerusalem. Both were born there in the same year, Sami on the Arab east side and Yotam in the Jewish west. Nearly 30 years later they met in London, and discovered they shared a language, a history, and a love of great food.

  • Yotam’s recipes
  • Lahmacun with spicy minced beef and salad topping
  • Baked seafood with tomatoes and Turkish cheese
  • Braised artichokes with freekeh grains and herbs
  • Turkish style vegetables with yoghurt and green chilli oil
  • Cinnamon rice pudding with cherry compote and pistachios
  • Baklava factory
  • Foodie restaurant Ciya Sofrasi
  • Fish restaurant Lokanta Maya
  • Restaurant Mavi Balik
  • Ovens Datli Maya

Read more and see recipe links for Yotam Ottolenghi’s Mediterranean Feast episode 2 Istanbul 19 Nov 2012

 Series 1 Episode 3 Tunisia   Repeats 10 March 2013 at 7.00pm Ch4

3/4. A visit to the enigmatic and amazing Tunisia, which is one of North Africa’s most popular holiday destinations. Our intrepid chef, Yotam seeks out fish, eats foods that include the local fiery harissa paste, and tastes spicy merguez sausages.

So what about a hermit who runs a restaurant? We see the idyllic scene as Yotam visits this unusual out door restaurant with a view.

See scrapbook for the recipes which include:

  • a red mullet platter with a lemon and celery salad and
  • a seafood pasta dish using fresh mussels, squid and luscious prawns,
  • brik – a fried pastry snack containing soft egg and tuna, mackerel salad with olives, green beans and turmeric croutons,
  • grilled peaches, juicy apricots and ripe figs, coated in scented yoghurt

Yotam helps cook chicken and sweet corn meatballs, served with a tangy lemon salsa at a Jewish restaurant serving Tunisian food.

Recipes and links:

Series 1 Episode 4 Israel   Repeats 17 March 2013 at 7.00pm Ch4

4/4 The final fourth episode is Israel, Ottolenghi’s Mediterranean Feast – read more

Back to his home,Yotam visits Israel. First stop is Tel Aviv, where seafood, hummus and shakshuka are explored.

Shakshka is where eggs are gently poached in a spicy sauce of tomatoes, onion and hot chili peppers. Wow!

Tel Aviv is a bright and busy city with a superb coastal location, Yotam visits the  morning fish market and then serves up grilled fish-cakes with a creamy beetroot and horseradish relish.

Pomegranates, olives are amongst Israel’s abundant fruit and vegetables, full of health and life giving nutrients. Yotam journeys to a farm to pick pomegranate and makes a tomato and pomegranate salad with pomegranate molasses and a fragrant garlic dressing.

Yotam goes back to basics to forage for ingredients in the hills of Jerusalem then returns to Tel Aviv to cook apple and sage pancakes and prepare an Israeli-style pizza made with Jerusalem cheese, herbs and fresh tomatoes.

Recipes:

  • How to make chicken shawarma
  • Fig and goat’s cheese tart
  • Beef shakshuka with smoked aubergine
  • Tomato and pomegranate salad
  • Herb and ginger fish cakes

Jerusalem captures the cuisine of the wondrous city of David – Jerusalem – read about the new book in this article.

      

Plenty – Yotam Ottolenghi A vegetarian cookbook

All three of Yotam Ottolenghi’s cookbooks