SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 15, 2020 /PRNewsCentre/ — MasterClass, the streaming platform where anyone can learn from the world’s best across a wide range of subjects, today announced that James Beard Award–winning chef Yotam Ottolenghi will teach a class on Modern Middle Eastern Cooking. In the class, Ottolenghi will share unique and exciting ways to elevate vegetables and other ingredients through a variety of cooking techniques to create simple, vibrant dishes that represent the signature "Ottolenghi style" cuisine. Ottolenghi’s class is now available exclusively on MasterClass, where subscribers get unlimited access to all 90+ instructors with an annual membership.
"Yotam’s inventive approach to cooking flavorful, visually irresistible food has changed the way we look at vegetable-forward dishes," said David Rogier, founder and CEO of MasterClass. "His MasterClass will empower members to walk into the kitchen without stress and provide an understanding of how layering flavors can create rich culinary experiences with a variety of ingredients."
Expected to follow his father into academia, Jerusalem native Ottolenghi instead moved to England to indulge his lifelong love of food by studying at Le Cordon Bleu London. Soon after, Ottolenghi found work as a pastry chef, and eventually met Palestinian chef Sami Tamimi. Together, they created Ottolenghi, a restaurant and deli that became a London phenomenon. Drawing on the inspirational and innovative cuisine served at his restaurant, Ottolenghi published his first cookbook, Ottolenghi, which took his success global. Ottolenghi has authored eight bestselling cookbooks, selling more than 5 million copies worldwide, is a regular contributor to The Guardian and The New York Times and owns six restaurants and delis throughout central London. Ottolenghi’s books have been named among the best of the year by the San Francisco Chronicle and NPR. His third book, Jerusalem, was awarded Cookbook of the Year by the International Association of Culinary Professionals and Best International Cookbook by the James Beard Foundation. And, in October 2020, Ottolenghi published his newest cookbook, Ottolenghi Flavor.
"Food is all about the experience and telling a story through complex flavors, colors and depth," said Yotam Ottolenghi. "I want to be constantly jolted and surprised when I eat. My MasterClass is a multilayered experience. There are several lessons, and in each one you’re going to get something that’s different from the other, from big spreads that I love to colorful vegetable platters."
In his MasterClass, Ottolenghi will teach the fundamentals of modern Middle Eastern cuisine through simple-to-follow recipes, emphasizing bold colors, flavors and the use of worldly ingredients. Ottolenghi introduces members to a casual approach to eating through his selection of functional spreads for stress-free entertaining, from brunch spreads with berry labneh and green shakshuka to mezze spreads with muhammara and hummus. Members will also learn stand-alone recipes for main courses, the art of presentation, and how to create homemade condiments that work both with the recipes taught in the class and as staples to have on hand for future meals. Layered within detailed cooking instruction, Ottolenghi shares intimate stories of his childhood in Jerusalem, how he gathers inspiration for recipes from around the world and insider tips and tricks he’s learned over the years. Members will walk away from this class feeling more at ease in the kitchen and with the confidence to create an incredible array of Middle Eastern dishes.
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