Tasting Jerusalem

Tasting JerusalemWelcome to Tasting Jerusalem, a virtual cooking group exploring the unique flavor profile and recipes of Middle Eastern cuisine through the lens of Jerusalem: A Cookbook by Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi, published by Ten Speed Press.

Sarene Wallace (aka @FringeFood) and I will pick a different ingredient or technique along with recipes each month as we collectively cook our way through the book and learn from each participant’s implementation of the recipe and ingredients.

We’ll announce each month’s ingredients and recipes in a blog post here on OMG! Yummy as well as on our Facebook page and on Twitter under the hashtag #TastingJrslm.

All levels of cooks are welcome from novice to chefs – the only requirement is an interest in the cookbook and the cuisine it encompasses! So join in every month or as you can while we explore the vibrant flavors of Jerusalem.

20 Responses to Discovering The Building Blocks of Mexican Cuisine with Chef Rick Bayless

  1. sandycorman December 3, 2014 at 11:19 am #

    Sounds like you had a great time with rick bayless. Have watched him many times on PBS.

    • Beth Lee December 4, 2014 at 9:21 am #

      Yup – and he was such a great teacher in person.

  2. Sarene December 3, 2014 at 8:55 pm #

    What a fab day! How lucky you were to learn from a master chef like Rick Bayless. (Didn’t know about getting avos from a Mexican market. I’ll do that from now on.)

    • Beth Lee December 4, 2014 at 9:22 am #

      So many great tips – he is an awesome teacher.

  3. linda December 3, 2014 at 10:00 pm #

    Looks like a great day. Are you going to tell us the name of the restaurant?

    • Beth Lee December 4, 2014 at 9:24 am #

      Hi Linda – I will email you the name of the Mexicatessen and Butchery – there is a weird old law that doesn’t allow you to name a restaurant with a liquor license if you are sponsored by a liquor company. But it was ok to mention the non-liquor licensed bakery. Go figure.

  4. The Food Hunter December 4, 2014 at 9:12 am #

    What an awesome experience!

    • Beth Lee December 4, 2014 at 9:26 am #

      Thanks for stopping by. It really was terrific – had to keep pinching myself!

  5. Cassie December 4, 2014 at 11:25 am #

    Nice, I didn’t realize you won the cookbook! I kept trying, but no luck, so I’m adding it to my holiday wish list :) So great to meet you, Beth!

    • Beth Lee December 5, 2014 at 10:35 am #

      Great meeting you too – let’s meet for a lunch crawl or something soon! It was really fun to hang out with you.

  6. Becky Winkler December 5, 2014 at 7:48 am #

    This sounds like a fabulous trip! I’m definitely going to try out those guacamole tips :)

    • Beth Lee December 5, 2014 at 10:36 am #

      Thanks for stopping by Becky. I can’t wait until avocado season starts again…

  7. Alison December 5, 2014 at 8:06 am #

    How fascinating! Lucky you:) New follower from CCN.

    • Beth Lee December 5, 2014 at 10:37 am #

      Nice to meet you Alison. Yes, I felt very lucky to participate. It was a great experience.

  8. Betsy @ Desserts Required December 6, 2014 at 9:57 am #

    What a fantastic experience, Beth. Each stop had my mouth watering for what you were describing. I loved Chef Bayless’ tips, too.

    I am not a beer drinker but will, happily, share this with my beer drinking friends!

    • Beth Lee December 9, 2014 at 7:33 pm #

      Thanks Betsy! He was such a good teacher — I was so glad I made the trip up to the city.

  9. Christina Lakey | Food Apparel December 7, 2014 at 10:22 pm #

    Soooooooo jealous! But seriously, I love Rick Bayless. What an awesome experience!

    • Beth Lee December 9, 2014 at 7:35 pm #

      Thanks for stopping by Christina. Chef Bayless was a terrific source of information and inspiration.

  10. Carol Sacks December 9, 2014 at 4:14 pm #

    Sounds like you had a fun and delicious day!

    • Beth Lee December 9, 2014 at 7:36 pm #

      I did! It was an “I am very lucky to be a food blogger” moment for sure!

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