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.

4 Responses to Happy Holidays from OMG! Yummy

  1. Gretchen December 24, 2014 at 2:42 pm #


    Happy Hannukah to you and your family. Thanks for all the wonderful, tempting and mouthwatering recipes! You have expanded my repertoire and my enjoyment. This week, I have organized 10 years of recipe clippings (yes! paper!) and in the “stacks” I found numerous wonderful items from you! Bruce is helping me to get the many folders into tip top shape.

    Speaking of Tip Top….I have a fresh bottle of Pernod and see chicken with mandarins in our future.

    Here’s to a 2015 filled with many more cooking adventures.


    • Beth Lee December 25, 2014 at 4:01 pm #

      Ah yes – the recipe clippings – I have those too! Now I try my best to always put what I want to save into Evernote but I have many wonderful recipes in paper going so far back!

      You inspire me too Gretchen. I look forward to cooking with you in 2015 and by the way – the chicken w Jerusalem artichokes and saffron and tarragon is possibly as good as the clementine one. OMG!

      Hope you had a wonderful Hannukah and are looking forward to a fabulous 2015.

  2. Sarene (FringeFood) December 24, 2014 at 3:48 pm #

    Thank you, my dear friend, for each delightful bit of Tasting Jerusalem you shared with our global cooking community in 2014. Looking forward to many more flavor adventures in 2015!

    • Beth Lee December 25, 2014 at 4:04 pm #

      Me too! I just found a great Instagram post to kick off the new year for TJ – using our very first ingredient – sumac! and in such a unique way! Here’s to many more culinary discoveries in 2015 my very dear friend and TJ partner.

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