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Sweet Ottolenghi Giveaway

It’s silly to pick one chef as the best representative of contemporary global cuisine, I admit. Nonetheless, I’m doing it: Yottam Ottolenghi. This Israeli-born Brit has spent the last fifteen years improving how we eat, first in his restaurants and then in a series of bestselling cookbooks. He’s taken traditional dishes from his Middle-Eastern youth and innovated them with Western techniques and Asian ingredients; he’s made healthy dining delicious by emphasizing vegetables in his recipes without neglecting meats; and for years he’s been my go-to guy during gift-giving season. ProTip: if you give someone his cookbooks as a present, they’ll be so grateful you’ll get at least one free meal out of it.

With all he’s done over the course of his career, it’s sometimes forgotten that Ottolenghi got his start as a pastry chef. Luckily, he’s reminding all of his fans of that fact with his brand-new book Sweet, a collection of over 100 recipes for baked goods, desserts, and confections. His signature blend of old and new, East and West is in full effect ...

As if this news weren’t good enough, we’re going to sweeten the deal. Thanks to the folks at Ten Speed Press, we have a set of Ottolenghi’s earlier books to give away. Anyone who buys Sweet between now and October 31st will be entered in a drawing for free copies of Jerusalem, Plenty More, and the original Ottolenghi cookbook ... continued