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Simple Nourishing Fresh


232 Pages, 7.75 x 11.25

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $32.95 (US $32.95) (CA $43.95)

Publication Date: July 2018

ISBN 9781431404780

Rights: US, CA, AU & NZ

Jacana Media (Jul 2018)

Price: $32.95


The Olami cookbook from Nirit Saban of the popular deli on Bree Street, Cape Town is all about simple, nourishing, wholesome food. Olami, a word used in Israel, means global, universal and worldly, and Nirit's recipes open the door to many fusions and intermingling flavors from the Middle East to South America. A book that keeps in mind the local, recipes with easy-to-source ingredients make it accessible to everyone. In this book, you will find classic recipes with a twist, the focus being on using original flavor bases with different combinations to create meals with flair and flavor. You can roast butternut with a glaze of honey and sprinkled toasted sesame seeds or you can mash the butternut and top it with loads of parsley, lemon, olive oil and a dusting of sweet paprika. With stunning photographs, these mouth-watering dishes will keep you wanting to try every recipe in the book. This a must-have book for every kitchen.

Author Biography

Following the success of the Sababa: Middle Eastern and Mediterranean Food cookbook, co-author and deli owner Nirit Saban shares recipes in her new cookbook Olami. Cooking is Nirit Saban's playground and her passion. Brought up in a family where food was always celebrated and festivals were always occasions for an abundant variety of delights, the foundation for her food-love was laid. She spent a couple of years in Israel, learning from local chefs and master confectioners, before returning to Cape Town in 2010 to run a very successful catering and deli kitchen, until establishing Olami in 2016.