Plenty to Love

Plenty and Plenty More CookbooksWhat It Is: A collection of two cookbooks from famed UK-based chef Yotam Ottolenghi. With multiple restaurants under his belt and a beloved weekly column, the chef’s specialty is making vegetables sing with an unexpected collection of ingredients to make your next plant-based meal lip-smackingly delicious. Plenty was released in 2011 and features 120 vegetarian recipes that draw on Middle Eastern and Mediterranean influences, like Sweet Corn Polenta and Black Pepper Tofu. The book was a raving success, causing Ottolenghi to compile another 100 recipes in Plenty More. I’ll note that these books *do* tend to rely semi-heavily on dairy products, so vegans will want to look elsewhere. But if you really want to give veggies and meatless cooking a try, this is a great gourmand way to do so.

Who It’s For: The chef of the house, to experiment with on Meatless Mondays. The host or hostess, as a great thank you present. The foodie friend in your circle, as a perfect birthday choice.

What It Costs: List prices are $39-$48, but can be found for less online.

Where It’s At: Bookstores and online.

Speaking of having Plenty to love, have you seen my amazing Nuvango giveaway? Enter to win a $100 USD Nuvango gift card here! And earn yourself a bonus entry into that draw by leaving a comment below, telling me what you think of this gift idea.

17 Responses to “Plenty to Love”
  1. Aimee says:

    My mom would love this book

  2. nicolthepickle says:

    They look like lovely books. I really like dairy, butter and cheese are staples in my house so that wouldn’t be an issue at all.

  3. kiraali says:

    This would be a good gift to friends of mine who use cookbooks frequently. I probably have enough cookbooks myself to last a lifetime.

  4. Rachel C. says:

    Although I eat meat, I love getting more veggies in my diet and I love cooking. This would be a great gift idea for me!

  5. Joan G. says:

    I can’t say this book would be useful for me – I love new recipes but I many on my list now.

  6. Susan Patterson says:

    I think that cookbooks are always a great gift idea!

  7. Erin W says:

    This would be a wonderful gift for my sister in law! I’ll put it on my list!

  8. Cheryl A says:

    This would be a lovely gift for ME! 🙂
    Actually, my SIL is dairy-free and I am looking for a good cookbook on that topic. Any suggestions? (next blog entry??? wink!)

  9. Jessica e says:

    I think cookbooks are great!

  10. Susan T. says:

    I’m vegetarian so these cook books are definitely on my wishlist!

  11. diane says:

    Great gift for just about anyone!

  12. intensev5 says:

    I would really like to try some meatless cooking

  13. Susan says:

    My mom and I were just discussing today that if we could find a way to make vegetables taste better, we would probably eat more. These books look as if they would give us that opportunity.

  14. Debra says:

    Love veggies and always looking for new ways to bring them to the table. These books look wonderful!

  15. cookie3 says:

    Being a foodie I love this idea !!This is perfect to give or receive.

  16. katydidit21 says:

    Perfect gift for all the foodies in my life.

  17. Victoria Ess says:

    I would want this for my own collection!

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