A look at politics and food - Yotam Ottolenghi


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Yotam Ottolenghi, Israeli-born chef and writer, at 5x15. He takes us on a fascinating journey into the formative experiences that have inspired the food he cooks. And, through a series of anecdotes, he explores the ways food and politics are linked. Having completed a Master's degree in philosophy and literature, he moved to London in 1997 to study at Le Cordon Bleu cookery school. He then went on to work as an assistant pastry chef at Capital, before working at Kensington Place, Launceston Place, Maison Blanc and Baker and Spice. In 2002, together with Samim Tamimi, he founded his own eponymous chain of restaurants and food shops, with branches in Notting Hill, Islington, Belgravia and Kensington. He is the author of three best-selling cookery books, and is interested in the relationship between food and politics, both in London and Jerusalem. Further restaurants include Nopi and Rovi. Books include: Simple, Plenty and Jerusalem. Recorded at The Tabernacle in London in May 2010. 5x15 brings together five outstanding individuals to tell of their lives, passions and inspirations. There are only two rules - no scripts and only 15 minutes each. Learn more about 5x15 events: http://5x15stories.com Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/5x15stories Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/5x15stories Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/5x15stories

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