Simple

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Published on 06 September 2018

Who is the author: The inimitable Ottolenghi is credited with transforming vegetable-based dishes and making bold and inspiring Middle Eastern flavours (Ottolenghi ingredients') commonplace on British tables. He has published several fantastic cookbooks, including Plenty, Nopi and SWEET, and has rightfully earned hoardes of devotees, who adore his creative and original recipes that never fail to impress. 

What's it about: The recipes in Simple are all full of the fantastic flavours and clever combinations that make an Ottolenghi dish so brilliant, but with quicker and easier instructions than ever before. Each dish is categorised according to the Simple key, helping you to choose the best recipe to suit the time, ingredients and energy levels you have available:

S – short on time: less than 30 minutes
I – 10 ingredients or less
M – make ahead
P – pantry
L – lazy
E – easier than you think

Perfect for midweek meals, quick, fuss-free dinner party menus that will wow guests without requiring hours spent in the kitchen and simple bakes and sweet treats, these are Ottolenghi recipes as you've never seen them before. 

Recipes we love: Pappardelle with Rose Harissa, Black Olives and Capers, Spring Roast Chicken with Preserved Lemon, Spiced Apple Cake.

Perfect for: This is a brilliant addition to anyone's cookbook collection, from those who have felt intimidated by an Ottolenghi recipe in the past to die hard Ottolenghi fans keen to try his easiest recipes yet. It's the perfect book for cooks who love their food to be creative but not over-complicated and if you have a busy weekly routine, you'll find plenty of inspiration for quick and easy midweek meals.