About Yotam Ottolenghi

Yotam Ottolenghi is an Israeli-born chef known for his unexpected and enigmatic way with vegetables. He’s the author of three best-selling cookbooks—Ottolenghi: The CookbookPlenty, and most recently, Jerusalem— and he also writes a weekly column called The New Vegetarian for the UK’s Guardian newspaper. Ottolenghi lives in London, where he co-owns the four Ottolenghi restaurants and food shops.@ottolenghi

A white baking dish filled with zucchini strata

Zucchini Strata

All the understated elegance found in every Yotam Ottolenghi creation. Yet it draws on easy, inexpensive, everyday ingredients.

A baking sheet lined with parchment with 18 walnut rugelach cookies covered with brown sugar ready for the oven

Walnut Rugelach

We’ve never met a rugelach that we haven’t liked. Although there are some we adore more than others. This falls into the latter category.

Vegetable tempura of zucchini, beets, carrots, squash on a paper towel on a plate

Seasonal Vegetable Tempura

We could stare at this staggeringly stunning tempura all day—and eat it all night. Talk about a nifty tactic to get us to eat our veggies.

Black bowl of green gazpacho, with two ice cubes, drizzle of olive oil

Green Gazpacho

Though this cool, creamy, don’t-turn-on-the-stove soup is hardly penance, it certainly makes amends for all those burgers and brats. Summer detox, anyone?