Today Ebury presented the award-winning Ottolenghi team with a gift to mark the unprecedented achievement of a million copies sold of three Ottolenghi titles – Ottolenghi: The Cookbook, Plenty and Jerusalem – since their debut in 2008.
Ebury Managing Director Fiona MacIntyre said: ‘It is so rare to find a cookery brand that really breaks the mould but that is exactly what Ottolenghi has achieved. They have captivated everyone with a unique and refreshing approach to food, and their sales figures prove that the public simply cannot get enough of them.’
Sarah Lavelle, Editorial Director, said: ‘When I first met Yotam it was clear that he was an extraordinary food visionary. He, Sami and the Ottolenghi team know exactly what they want from each book, and it’s a pleasure and a privilege to work with them on making that vision real. They’re utter perfectionists and that’s what makes the books amazing. I’m delighted and proud that Yotam has made Ebury his home.’
Ebury are also thrilled to announce the acquisition from Felicity Rubinstein of two further Ottolenghi titles. PLENTY MORE, the much-anticipated follow-up to the phenomenally successful Plenty. Featuring over 100 recipes, Plenty More will again put the spotlight on vegetable dishes. Ebury plan to publish in Autumn 2014.
In the spirit of the original Ottolenghi cookbook, the second title will be THE NOPI COOKBOOK. Featuring dishes from Yotam’s popular Piccadilly flagship restaurant, and co-written with head chef Ramael Scully, The NOPI Cookbook will once again introduce readers to new spices and flavours, some more Asian than Middle Eastern in style. Beautiful, considered dishes and atmospheric photography will give the book a very different feel from the rough authenticity of Jerusalem.