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Yotam Ottolenghi

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Yotam Ottolenghi - creator of bestselling cookbooks such as Jerusalem, Plenty and Plenty More, as well as headline-snatching restaurants - is particularly well known for his creative approach to vegetables and vegetarian food, though he’s (in some circles, controversially) not a vegetarian himself. (He shares with Eating Animals author Jonathan Safran Foer the goal of having people eat less/better meat, rather than advocating for a vegetarian identity.)

In this video, he speaks with Melbourne chef Karen Martini –of whom he confesses he’s a fan –about his unconventional path to the world of food, his thoughts on the rules of homous, and his ideas about the different kinds of food he encourages people to be open to through his work.

Presented in partnership with The Age Good Food Month Festival.

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