Yotam Ottolenghi

Having grown up in the Middle East, eating beans for breakfast always seemed like a bizarre British eccentricity.Yotam Ottolenghi

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It's hard to beat the rough texture of steel-cut oats, with their slight resistance against the teeth.Yotam Ottolenghi

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Agave nectar is a good substitute for refined sugars. It has a relatively low glycaemic index, which means it doesn't cause quick rises in blood sugar levels. It also has a nice, mild flavour.Yotam Ottolenghi

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Normally, when congee is served, the different condiments and garnishes are placed in little bowls on the side so diners can make their own personal creations.Yotam Ottolenghi

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Barberries, or zereshk, are tiny dried red fruit with a tremendously sharp flavour. They come from Iran, where they're used to add freshness to rice and chicken dishes.Yotam Ottolenghi

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Mackerel is sustainable and healthy.Yotam Ottolenghi

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Apart from its famous healing properties, manuka has a strong, woody flavour.Yotam Ottolenghi

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A great fig should look like it's just about to burst its skin. When squeezed lightly it should give a little and not spring back. It must be almost unctuously sweet, soft and wet.Yotam Ottolenghi

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Pizza was made for television in so many ways: it is easy to heat up, easy to divide and easy to eat in a group. It is easy to enjoy, easy to digest and easy-going. It is so Italian!Yotam Ottolenghi

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You can really taste the difference between a shop-bought and a good homemade mayo.Yotam Ottolenghi

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The emotive power of hummus all over the Middle East cannot be overstated, being the focus of some serious tribal rivalries.Yotam Ottolenghi

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Many people struggle to make hummus that lives up to their expectations at home, and recreating a favourite brand or the stuff from your local deli is almost impossible.Yotam Ottolenghi

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Gooseberries aren't just for creamy desserts and pies.Yotam Ottolenghi

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Chermoula is a potent North African spice paste that is ideal for smearing on your favourite vegetables for roasting.Yotam Ottolenghi

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A lemon, boiled whole and blitzed, makes a useful base for all sorts of dressings.Yotam Ottolenghi

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There's nothing more marvelously wintery than orange root veg mash; some butter is all it needs.Yotam Ottolenghi

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Cobnuts have a fresher flavour than any other nut I know of and go very well with autumnal fruit and light cheeses.Yotam Ottolenghi

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Dinner parties are still highly popular, and I believe they always will be.Yotam Ottolenghi

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Take your average couscous salad, and it's almost always a sloppy mush, no matter how much attention has gone into getting flavours in there.Yotam Ottolenghi

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Beetroot is a great salad ingredient, especially when still warm; the colour ain't bad, either.Yotam Ottolenghi

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Turkish cuisine is, to my mind, one of the most exciting and accomplished in the world.Yotam Ottolenghi

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Panko are the elite of the breadcrumb world because they stay so crunchy and light.Yotam Ottolenghi

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Orange blossom water would make a magical addition to your store cupboard.Yotam Ottolenghi

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Kirmizi biber has a sweet aroma and can vary in spiciness.Yotam Ottolenghi

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Shimeji are those odd-looking clusters of small mushrooms you often find in so-called 'exotic' selections at the supermarket. They have an appealing firmness that is retained during light cooking.Yotam Ottolenghi

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Small okra pods have a much more attractive texture than large ones, which, when cooked, can be gloopy, stringy and totally spoil a dish.Yotam Ottolenghi

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Rice and vermicelli is a common combination in Arab and Turkish cooking - it has a lighter texture than rice on its own.Yotam Ottolenghi

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Leeks, like other oniony things, reach a certain peak when fried. It's the subtle sweetness that suddenly becomes evident and works so well with their creamy texture.Yotam Ottolenghi

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Barley and mushroom is a soothing combination. It's mainly a textural thing, with the barley both gently breaking and enhancing the mushroomy gloopiness.Yotam Ottolenghi

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The tang of tamarind is a great way both to flavour and lighten up slow-cooked savoury dishes.Yotam Ottolenghi

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