We’ll happily shout it from the rooftops: we’re the hugest fans of chef, restaurateur, and cookbook author Yotam Ottolenghi. His recipes are bright, fresh, seasonal, and full of flavor—with complex and multi-layered combinations of herbs, spices, and umami-filled game-changers (black garlic and pomegranate molasses, you’re our new best friends).
But we also love Ottolenghi’s food for its comforting, homemade appeal, leaning on quality ingredients and achievable techniques to make the recipes sing. His sixth and most recent cookbook, Ottolenghi SIMPLE, is an ode to all things laid-back; it embraces the beauty and ease of the weeknight dinner, the low-key brunch, and the one-pot or sheet-pan wonder. The 130 recipes in SIMPLE all have one or more of the following qualities: