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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

 

Nigella Lawson Nigellissima Mail on Sunday part II recipe supplement 15 Sept 2012

Nigella Lawson: Nigellissima NEW cookbook and TV series BBC2.

A free recipe special with Mail on Sunday 16 September 2012 Nigellissima supplement pt 2.  Last Sunday for Part One and a preview of Nigellissima Part Two preview.

Direct links no longer available, recipes here.

NEW Nigella’s Italian Christmas fabulous festive recipes You magazine 25 Nov 2012

Part One of a exclusive set of 12 recipes from Nigella Lawson’s new book Nigellissima: Instant Italian Inspiration, free with the Mail on Sunday 9 Sept 2012.


TV series begins BBC2 8.30 on Monday 24 September 2012.

See blog with guide to the new cook book and recipes at Nigella’s new book – Nigellissima instant italian inspiration recipes.

Yes a fine supplement with intriguing recipes – as only Nigella can!

Recipes include:

  • Tomatoes, mozzarella and basil
  • Pasta with mackerel, Marsala and pine nuts
  • Instant chocolate orange mousse
  • One step no-churn coffee ice cream
  • Italian traybake
  • Italian breakfast banana bread

The new cook book is now available :


Nigella Lawson – Nigella’s Christmas Kitchen – BBC2 7. 30 20th Dec 2011

Nigella Lawson – New Series of Nigella Kitchen starts Food Network UK Nov 2011

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Jamie does Spain, Italy, Sweden, Morocco, Greece, France

A great Jamie cookbook, that covers Spain, Italy, Sweden, Morocco, Greece, France, with some recipe titles listed…

Recipes in the book cover a wide range of menus, a wide variety from different countries as you can imagine. See Jamie does Spain cook book reviews on Amazon, through our accredited book store.

Spain – link to Jamie’s site

Chorizo and Tomato salad

Moorish pork chops

Spanish Gazpacho

Paella

Fish in salt

Quail’s eggs and black pudding

Tapas

Croquettas

Mini Meatballs

Manchego

Blackened padron peppers

Sticky pine nuts and artichokes

Griddled asparagus

Chorizo and Garlic

Anchovies

Eggs and ham

Morcilla

Fried chorizo and lentils

Gambas

Chorizo and Chicken livers

Baby clams

Smashed Chickpeas

Baby squid

Patatas bravas

Tortas de acitite

Tinti de verano sorbet

Anchovies, Paprika, Jamon, Green olives, Cheese, Mmebrillo and biscuits, Pimentos de Piquillos, Chorizo, chickpeas and paella rice

 


Italy

Carpaccio and salad

Stuffed corgette flowers

Crispy cured meat and cherry salad

Risotto bianco

Artichoke risotto

Tomato and basil risotto

Pea and herb risotto

Tomato and basil salad

Minestrone

Fried salami

Beef steak, Venetian style

White polenta and beef involtini

Venetian beef stew

Spaghetti vongole

Nini bellini

Tiramisu

Spider crabs, Baby clams, polenta and parmesan, asparagus, prosecco and grappa, squid ink, radaicchio di Treviso, wholeweat Bigoli and risotto rice

Sweden

Swedish meatballs

Split pea soup

Pike pearch and roasted beet salad

Beetrook gravadlax

Crunchy salad

Swedish chicken caeser salad

Pickled herring

Artic char parcels

Pieces in a pan

Jansson’s temptation

Creamy mushrooms

Prawns on toast

Swedish buns

Berry tart

Cured meats, crayfish, mustard and dill, berries, pickled herings, snaps, crispbreads, spices, cheese, salmon

Morocco

Grilled Sardines

Prawn stuffed fish and vermicelli

Ratatouille briouats

Kefta

Moroccan fish and chips

Chicken kebabs and avocado dip

Mechoui lamb and carrot and orange salad

Chicken, olive and lemon tagine

Beef tagine

Lamb tangia

Preserved lemons

M’hanncha with date sauce

Sweet couscous

Paprika, cumin, Harissa, lamb, broad beans, olives, dates, preserved lemons, couscous

Greece

Greek salad

Stuffed veg

Souvlaki – kebabs

Meat stifado

Lamb fricassee

Aegan kakavia

Shellfish pasta

Barbecued octopus

Dressed Greek greens on toast

Sticky port stew

Gigantes Plaki

Honeyed feta filo pies

Sweet honey and pistachio cake

Octopus, lemons, spoon sweets, wild greens, olive oil, feat cheese, Greek yoghurt and honey, Ouzo, Tomatoes,dried oregano

France

Steak tartare

Radish salad and cured duck

Pork terrine

Market salad, walnuts and rustic cheese croutons

Warm quail salad

Roquefort salad, warm croutons and lardons

Black truffle omelet

Savoury chestnut crepes

Country chicked and bean soup

Courgette gratin

Pot au feu

Roats lamb with beans

Rosemary prune skewers

Duck confit/on lentils

Creme caramel with roasted persimmons

Tarte tatin

Prune and armagnac ice cream

Walnut, chestnut and chocolate cake

Pumpkin tart

 

Jamie Oliver cookbook and review