Roasted Eggplant with Buttermilk Dressing recipe – inspired by the book-cover from Chef Yotam Ottolenghi’s Middle-eastern Plenty. This is the perfect show-stopper when having guests over.
You know they say don’t judge a book by its cover – clearly, this post isn’t about that! Being a book hoarder, I’m a little embarrassed to admit that sometimes I succumb to using recipes online. But there’s some books I turn to time and again (more than others), not just for their recipes and glorious imagery, but for a refreshing perspective on creating something flavorful with the simplest of ingredients. I have owned chef Yotam Ottolenghi’s cookbooks (yes, all of them) for a while, but attempting to re-create this cover page star recipe seemed like the perfect ode to a chef who’s one of my biggest cooking-inspirations.