Cooking from a book

I have several cookbooks, and I enjoy reading them. But when it comes time to choose a recipe, I very rarely pick one from a book. Instead, I opt for something I saw on a blog or found through a simple google-search. The internet makes it so easy to find recipes that have exactly the ingredients you are trying to use – which often seems more convenient than rifling through the pages of a *gasp* real live book.

I received Jerusalem: A Cookbook by Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi several months ago. I’ve paged through it on several occasions, admiring the beautiful photographs and wishing I were in Israel to enjoy the amazing food, but I had yet to follow a recipe directly from the book.


Obviously, that needed to change. Last weekend, Noah and I chose a recipe and set to work.


We selected a recipe for fish cakes in a tomato sauce. We followed the recipe pretty much exactly from the book, so I’m not going to repost it here. Even though I’ve only made one recipe, it was delicious and every recipe in the whole book looked amazing.

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The final masterpiece:


So good! It was the perfect amount for four servings, so we each had leftovers for lunch the next day.

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