Falastin: A Cookbook by Sami Tamimi and Tara Wigley.
Join Village Books and Alleyn’s School Enterprise for a culinary evening with authors Sami Tamimi and Tara Wigley.
“In Falastin, Tara and Sami have picked up the baton where it was left after Jerusalem. Once again, this is a purely delicious affair…Tara and Sami are the best guides I can possibly think of to take you into this world, to learn, like me, to enjoy it and absolutely love it.” Yotam Ottolenghi
Falastin is a love letter to Palestine, the land and its people; an evocative collection of over 110 unforgettable recipes and stories from the co-authors of Jerusalem and Ottolenghi: The Cookbook, and Ottolenghi SIMPLE.
Travelling through Bethlehem, East Jerusalem, Nablus, Haifa, Akka, Nazareth, Galilee and the West Bank, Sami and Tara invite you to experience and enjoy unparalleled access to Sami’s homeland.
So get ready to laden your table with the most delicious of foods – from abundant salads, soups and wholesome grains to fluffy breads, easy one-pot dishes and perfumed sweet treats. These are stunning Palestinian-inspired dishes that you will want to cook, eat, fall in love with and make your own.
Sami and Tara will be in conversation with Guardian Food Journalist and author Felicity Cloake.
Sami Tamimi was born and raised in Jerusalem and was immersed in food from childhood. Sami moved to London in 1997. In 2002 he partnered with Noam Bar and Yotam Ottolenghi to set up Ottolenghi in Notting Hill. The company now has two delis and four restaurants, including NOPI and ROVI, all in central London. In his position as the executive head chef, Sami is involved in developing and nurturing young kitchen talents and creating new dishes and innovative menus.
Tara Wigley worked in publishing for the best part of a decade before switching to food and writing in 2010. She trained at the Ballymaloe cookery school in Ireland before starting to work with Yotam in 2011. Tara first visited Jerusalem and Bethlehem 20 years ago. During the course of researching and writing Falastin she has returned to the area many times both with and without Sami.
Note: Food brand Zaytoun will be running a stall during the event to promote their products including olive oil, dates, za’atar and more. There will be an opportunity to sample and buy their products on the night.
Tuesday 24th March, 7.30pm
The Lower School Atrium, Alleyn's School, Townley Road, East Dulwich SE22 8SU
Copies of Falastin will be on sale on the night for £20 (RRP £28)