A new MasterClass tutorial from the modern master of vegetables will give your new produce haul a welcome shot in the arm.
If you’re looking to sneak more vegetables into your diet but can only take so much steamed spinach, a new MasterClass helmed by veggie whiz-kid Yotam Ottolenghi is about to change everything. The new cooking tutorial entitled “Modern Middle Eastern Cooking” launched today on MasterClass and is conducted by the James Beard Award-winning chef and cookbook author. With demand for vegetarian eats at an all-time high and for reasons that abound—personal health and the environment among them—it couldn’t have dropped at a better time.
With a slew of wildly popular restaurants in London and three critically acclaimed cookbooks, the Israeli-born chef has become synonymous with Haute, plant-based cooking over the past decade-plus. Yotam has, over and over, reimagined how we cook and eat vegetables both at home and in restaurants, and now he shares those coveted techniques for elevating vegetables and other ingredients in ways even amateur cooks can master.
“Food is all about the experience and telling a story through complex flavors, colors, and depth,” said Yotam Ottolenghi of the class. “I want to be constantly jolted and surprised when I eat. My MasterClass is a multilayered experience. There are several lessons, and in each one, you’re going to get something that’s different from the other, from big spreads that I love to colorful vegetable platters.”
So What Exactly Can You Expect from Yotam’s New MasterClass?
In his meticulous tutorial, Yotam teaches the fundamentals of modern Middle Eastern cuisine through simple-to-follow recipes, including a selection of functional spreads for stress-free entertaining. Everything from berry labneh and green shakshuka to mezze spreads with muhammara and hummus. You’ll also learn some heavy-hitting main dishes—many of them vegetable-heavy—the art of presentation, and some homemade condiments that work both with the other recipes. (And you know how we love our sauce around here).
Modern Middle Eastern Cooking with Yotam Ottolenghi
Now available on MasterClass.
How Does MasterClass Work?
For an annual subscription, you’ll get Yotam’s new MasterClass ‘Modern Middle Eastern Cooking’ along with dozens of other cooking MasterClasses including “Thomas Keller’s Techniques,” “Alice Waters the Art of Home Cooking,” and “Dominique Ansel’s Fundamentals of French Pastry.” But it’s not just culinary MasterClasses: You’ll also nab access to 90+ in-depth lessons from icons of the arts, entertainment, and business worlds like Anna Wintour, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Bob Iger, and RuPaul.
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