Yotam Ottolenghi coming to Canberra on Australia tour

Yotam Ottolenghi has announced dates for a tour of Australia and New Zealand. Picture: Supplied
Yotam Ottolenghi has announced dates for a tour of Australia and New Zealand. Picture: Supplied

Get set to get a little taste of Yotam Ottolenghi with the trail-blazing chef setting dates for a tour of Australia and New Zealand, landing in Canberra on June 18, 2021.

Ottolenghi's live show Flavour of Life is all about sharing and caring. The internationally-acclaimed chef and writer will talk about his influences and experiences, and offer insights into being a restaurateur and how you can dial up the flavour at mealtimes.

The upcoming tour further demonstrates "the Ottolenghi effect" - the creation of meals full of colour, flavour, bounty and sunshine - as he turns his attention to innovative yet near-effortless vegetable dishes, home cooking during the Covid pandemic and leadership in hospitality.

His new book Flavour, written with long-standing collaborator and co-writer Ixta Belfrage, celebrates the limitless potential of vegetables and shows how to transform them into magical dishes.

Ottolenghi's passion, warm presence and inclusive voice has attracted devotees worldwide. He is the chef-patron of famed London restaurants NOPI and ROVI, and of four Ottolenghi delis. Best-selling cookbooks include Plenty (2010), Jerusalem (2012) and Ottolenghi SIMPLE, which won the National Book Award in 2018 and was selected as best book of the year by The New York Times.

Renowned for his modern take on Eastern Mediterranean cuisine, the inspired masterchef brings the region's exotic flavours to the forefront of home cooking in a relaxed, open and informative style.

Canberra is a popular spot for leading international chefs. Nigella Lawson came to Canberra in 2019 and her show sold out quickly.

Tickets for the Canberra event on June 18, 7pm, starts at $109. Presented by Fane, BBC Studios Australia and Andrew Kay, tickets go on presale from Wednesday, December 16. General on sale from Monday, December 21. (*Except Melbourne - on presale January 28, general on sale February 1, 2021).

The Canberra Times interviewed Belfrage and you can find the interview and some recipes here.

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