Nopi: The Cookbook

nopi cover image Nopi: The Cookbook

by Yotam Ottalenghi and Ramael Scully
Ten Speed Press
Hardcover, 352 pages

You may not have heard of London restaurant Nopi, but surely you've heard of the restaurateur behind it: Yotam Ottolenghi, author of bestselling cookbooks like Jerusalem and Plenty. We should start by saying this is not the usual fare from Ottalenghi; these are restaurant recipes and are not intended for the "beginner" home cook. The book even begins with a disclaimer from Ottolenghi, who writes "Most of the recipes here will be more challenging for most home cooks." Some of the recipes are tricky, sure, but some of them are easily within reach of your typical home cook: simple salads like one with black radish, endive, and apples; paprika oven fries; spiced lamb meatballs studded with pine nuts; and french toast slathered with orange zest-spiked yogurt. Just make sure you read through the recipes first so you know what you're getting into. Still, it's a beautiful cookbook, and we highly recommend it if you're a fan of his other titles.