Yotam Ottolenghi has revolutionised Mediterranean and Middle-Eastern food in the UK. In this series, Yotam takes us on a culinary journey through the sun-soaked Levant, from the spice markets of Morocco to the exotic eateries of Istanbul- a part of the world that has captured his imagination since childhood. Yotam meets cutting edge chefs and local food heroes; experiences the remarkable repertoire of food on the street; and picks new and exciting flavours to blend with traditional and timeless classics. At the end of each programme, from a stunning location at the heart of each, culinary hotspot, he prepares a sumptuous feast for the senses; arming viewers to bring a touch of the Mediterranean and Middle East effortlessly into their own kitchens. But this is not just a succession of stunning recipes; every one of Yotam's concoctions tells a story. The aim being to decode history on a plate, and delve into the creative conflict between tradition and innovation that is at the heart of Mediterranean and near East culture and food, both past and present. Beyond an exciting culinary odyssey, this is a personal journey of discovery- a cultural, anthropological road trip. But at its simplest, Yotam's Mediterranean Feast is a tantalising; original food show from a part of the world that defines the new aspirations of home cooks today. Yotam will then take us to his hometown of Jerusalem. He meets and cooks with both Arabs and Jews in restaurants and at home.
Ottolenghi's Mediterranean Feast Including Jerusalem on a Plate