Every Ottolenghi book is worth a read, but this series is on another level. Extra Good Things continues the endless flavor, brilliant ideas, and stunning photography from Shelf Love. The suggestions for spinning recipe components into entirely new dishes is a great way to inspire the home cook to create their own dishes!
NATIONAL BESTSELLER • Yotam Ottolenghi, Noor Murad, and the test kitchen superteam behind the New York Times bestseller Shelf Love deliver maximum-flavor recipes with make-ahead condiments, sauces, and more toppings that transform any dish into an Ottolenghi favorite.
ONE OF THE BEST COOKBOOKS OF THE YEAR: NPR
Extra Good Things is all about the secret culinary weapons—condiments, sauces, dressings, and more—that can make a good meal spectacular. The abundant, vegetable-forward recipes in this collection give you a delicious dish plus that special takeaway—a sauce, a sprinkle, a pickle!—that you can repurpose time and time again in other recipes throughout the week, with limitless opportunity. These extras help you stock your fridges and pantries the Ottolenghi way, so you can effortlessly accessorize your plates with pops of texture and color, acidity and heat, and all the magical flavor bombs that keep you coming back for more.
And this is where the fun really begins, with extras like marinated feta, featured in a dish of oven-braised chickpeas, that can then be spooned onto your favorite salad or swirled into soup. Slow-cooked za’atar tomatoes top a polenta pizza for dinner but will also make the best-ever bruschetta or pasta sauce. Or a crispy, crunchy panko topping full of ginger, shallots, and sesame that you first meet on soba noodles but you'll want to put on . . . well, just about everything.
Whether it’s a spicy kick of pickled chile or an herbaceous salsa to lighten and brighten, Extra Good Things shows you how to fill your kitchen with adaptable, homemade ingredients that will make any dish undeniably “Ottolenghi.”
About the Author
The Ottolenghi Test Kitchen was founded by Yotam Ottolenghi and is headed by Noor Murad alongside a collaborative team of chefs, writers, doers and thinkers: Gitai Fisher, Verena Lochmuller, Chaya Pugh, Tara Wigley, Claudine Boulstridge, Jens Ferdinand, and Clodagh McKenna. Together they cook, taste, converse, and put into writing all the recipes they truly hope will make it onto your tables.
Yotam Ottolenghi is the restaurateur and chef-patron of the four London-based Ottolenghi delis, as well as the NOPI and ROVI restaurants. His cookbooks have sold over seven million copies worldwide. Amongst several prizes, Ottolenghi Simple won the National Book Award and was selected as a best book of the year by the New York Times. Yotam is a weekly columnist for the Saturday Guardian and a regular contributor to the New York Times. His championing of vegetables, as well as ingredients once seen as "exotic," has led to what some call "the Ottolenghi effect": meals full of color, flavor, bounty, and sunshine. Yotam lives in London with his family.
Noor Murad is a Bahraini-born chef whose international work experience eventually brought her to the Ottolenghi family in 2016. She developed recipes for the books Falastin and OttolenghiFlavor, as well as for Ottolenghi's MasterClass series and other online Ottolenghi publications. Her Bahraini roots have a strong influence on her cooking, with Arabic, Persian, and Indian flavors making a prominent appearance in her recipes.