Yotam Ottolenghi with his test kitchen colleagues Noor Murad (left) and Verena Lochmuller

Like all of us, Yotam Ottolenghi found himself cooking three meals a day in lockdown, and, for the first lockdown he was in Ireland with Karl Allen, h(...)

Delicious: Lamb steaks with aubergine and tahini yogurt

It was 2008 when Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi published their first cookbook, Ottolenghi: The Cookbook. It went on to sell more than 100,000 copie(...)

Nutella: it is less a hazelnut chocolate spread than a global phenomenon. Photograph: iStock

The subject of heists in Germany and chaos in French supermarkets, blessed by the high priests of the kitchen pass (Nigella Lawson, Yotam Ottolenghi) (...)

Weekend Box at Tiller+ Grain, Frederick Street South, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A confession. My Ottolenghi cookbooks are not splattered. I know, they should be. I have made his aubergine with buttermilk sauce, sprinkled over the (...)

Overcooked 2 by Ghost Town Games

I’m making a pizza. I start by chopping onions with an enormous knife. Then come tomatoes, mushrooms, salami. By the time we get to the olives I’m get(...)

Sweet and spicy ribs with coriander and cucumber. Photograph: Andrew Scrivani/The New York Times

There are a few ingredients that I now keep safely up my sleeve and add to my food only as an absolute last resort. I do this because I know that if I(...)

A few lamb chops, smoky from the grill, will take you from Ireland to Beirut in a heartbeat

Last March I went to Beirut – a stunning place to be at that time of year. There are green almonds and broad beans everywhere you look, as well as a v(...)

Fake plants from Abigail Ahern

Green scene House plants really add atmosphere to a home but if you want to be able to lock up your place and not have to curry favour with a friend o(...)

Summer’s bounty ... it’s time to embrace courgettes. Photograph: iStock

They’re incredibly versatile – you can eat them raw, grill them, steam them, fry them, bake them, stew them, use them to make soups, salads, and even (...)

Gluten-free goodness from Yotam Ottolenghi, Vanessa Greenwood and Rachel Khoo

Coeliac Awareness Week, which runs all this week, aims to raise awareness about the condition. There are about 12,000 people in Irealnd diagnosed, but(...)

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