Cookbook Star Yotam Ottolenghi, Who Visits Dallas This May, Tells Us How to Open New Worlds of Flavor

Yotam Ottolenghi is one of the most influential cookbook writers in the world today. His London restaurants, which range from high-end cooking to takeaway delis, have inspired a series of nine cookbooks, plus television specials and newspaper columns in the New York Times and the UK’s Guardian. 
More than sales numbers, though, Ottolenghi’s effect on home cooking can be measured in cultural changes. British groceries began stocking new ingredients and spices in response to his recipes, which are often inspired by his Israeli heritage and the Middle Eastern diaspora foods he grew up eating.