The votes are in, and the November Cookbook of the Month will be Honey & Co: The Cookbook. There has been a plethora of Middle Eastern and especially Israeli cookbooks in the past few years, so it can be easy to feel jaded on the subject. With the authors both hailing from Israel and now restaurateurs in London, it will be hard not to draw comparisons to Ottolenghi, for whom one of the authors worked. But I think this books stands on its own, and the authors have their own voices and their own styles. There is a lot to like about this book, and the authors have a refreshing, non-dogmatic approach.
HONEY & CO.: THE COOKBOOK, by Itamar Srulovich and Sarit Packer
"After falling in love through their shared passion for food, Itamar Srulovich and Sarit Packer launched Honey & Co., one of London's hottest new restaurants, in 2012. Since opening the doors, they have created exquisite dishes, delectable menus, and an atmosphere that's as warm, inviting, and exotic as the food they serve. Recipes include spreads and dips, exquisitely balanced salads, one-pan dishes, simple fragrant soups, rich Persian entrees, the tagines of North Africa, the Sofritos of Jerusalem, and the herb-infused stews of Iran. HONEY & CO. brings the flavors of the Middle East to life in a wholly accessible way, certain to entice and satisfy in equal measure."
The threads for reporting on recipes will be up on November 1. In the meantime, use this thread for general discussion of the book, your preparations to cook from the book, and the selection process. To see how we got here, you can visit our nomination thread here:
And our voting thread here: