Yotam Ottolenghi

in Conversation with Meeru Dhalwala

Yotam Ottolenghi


(price does not include service charge)

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Wednesday, October 31
7:30 pm
Granville Island Stage
1585 Johnston Street


One of the world’s most celebrated chefs thanks to his creative yet accessible recipes, Israeli-British restaurateur and writer Yotam Ottolenghi speaks with chef and cookbook author Meeru Dhalwala in Vancouver as part of a North American tour celebrating his latest cookbook in a long line of bestsellers: Ottolenghi SIMPLE.

Bursting with colourful photography, the book showcases Ottolenghi’s standout dishes that suit whatever type of easy cooking one feels like in the moment—whether that’s getting wonderful food on the table in under 30 minutes, using just one pot to make a delicious meal, or a flavoursome dish that can be prepared ahead of time.

The charismatic and thoughtful chef shares both professional and personal insights.He’ll discuss some of his favourite tips from the kitchen in this new offering, and engage in a mouth-watering discussion about his passion for food,  his rise to fame as a superstar of the London culinary scene, where his passion for food emanates from, important collaborations and whether his fame has affected his cooking at home. All will be revealed in this compelling evening of conversation.

This is an event not to be missed. Your pantry, loved ones and future dinner party guests will thank you!

Every ticket includes a copy of Ottolenghi SIMPLE, and the opportunity to have it signed by the chef himself.

Co-presented with the JCC Jewish Book Festival.

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Yotam Ottolenghi

Yotam Ottolenghi owns an eponymous group of four restaurants, plus the high-end restaurant, NOPI, in London. His previous cookbooks—Plenty, Jerusalem and Ottolenghi—have all been on the New York Times bestseller list. Yotam writes for The Guardian and appears on BBC. The author lives in London, UK.

Yotam Ottolenghi

Meeru Dhalwala was born in India and moved to Washington, DC, at a very young age with her parents. In DC, she worked with various international non-profit organizations on human rights and economic development projects. She received her Master’s degree in Development Studies from Bath University in England. In 1995 she moved to Vancouver and joined Vikram Vij to work at his newly opened restaurant, Vij’s. Dhalwala and Vij have penned two cookbooks: Vij’s: Elegant and Inspired Indian Cuisine, which won Cuisine Canada’s 2007 Gold Award for Best Cookbook, and Vij’s at Home: Relax, Honey. She also wrote a regular monthly column called Food for Thought for the Vancouver Sun for over a year and was a regular Point Person for CBC radio’s 2009 national show The Point. She lives with her family in Vancouver.