Chef and award-winning author Sami Tamimi will join Asif on November 6 for a special discussion about his latest book “Falastin” with journalist Ronit Vered.
Join chef and award-winning author Sami Tamimi for a conversation about Palestinian cuisine and his latest cookbook “Falastin: A Cookbook.” Sami will also share the books that inspire him, like “Lebanese Cuisine” by Anissa Helou and “The Book of Jewish Food” by Claudia Roden, which he recommended for the Asif library. After the talk, join a book signing and cocktail party with dishes from “Falastin” like Palestinian Bakewell tart and fish kofta.
The conversation will be held in English.
If you would like to attend the event and are unable to do so because of financial hardship, please reach out to us at [email protected] email.
Fritters with pea, spinach, za’atar and preserved lemon
Beetroot and sweet potato dip with pistachio bulgur salsa.
Muhamara roasted red pepper and walnut dip
Fish kofta with yogurt and sumac
Sambousek filled with chickpea paste
Pistachio harissa semolina cake
Chocolate and qahwa flour-free torte
Palestinian Bakewell tart
Philokalia Anima Syriana Red Vintage 2019
Philokalia Grapes of Wrath Orange White Vintage 2019
Philokalia Arak Distilled 3 Years with Copper Pot Vintage 2020
About the Expert Guest
Chef and award-winning author Sami Tamimi was born and raised in Jerusalem and was immersed in food from childhood. He started his career as commis-chef in a Jerusalem hotel and worked his way up, through many restaurants and ethnic traditions, to become head chef of Lilith, one of the top restaurants in Tel Aviv in the 1990’s. Sami moved to London in 1997 and worked at Baker and Spice as head chef, where he set up a traiteur section with a rich Middle Eastern and Mediterranean spread.
In 2002 he partnered with Noam Bar and Yotam Ottolenghi to set up Ottolenghi in Notting Hill. The company now has four stores and two restaurants, NOPI and ROVI, all in central London. In his position as the executive head chef, Sami is involved in developing and nurturing young kitchen talent and creating new dishes and innovative menus. Alongside Yotam Ottolenghi, Sami Tamimi is co-author of three bestselling cookbooks: “Ottolenghi: The Cookbook,” “Jerusalem: A Cookbook” and “Falastin: A Cookbook.”