NOPI: The Cookbook

In a first for Yotam Ottolenghi, the Israeli-born, London-based chef who’s penned the award-winning cookbooks Ottolenghi: The Cookbook; Plenty; Jerusalem and Plenty More, he’s put out a cookbook that includes cocktails. NOPI: The Cookbook, focuses on the food chef Ramael Scully turns out of Ottolenghi’s high-end restaurant, with recipes adapted for home cooks. While it includes only ten cocktails, each is fascinating in its food sentimentality, like the coriander-and-ginger Martini or the rooibos Old-Fashioned, or his tiki riff: Banana and Cardamom, a sweet, tart take with apple, lime, white rum and velvet falernum.

by Yotam Ottolenghi (Ten Speed Press, $40)

Reviewed in W&S February 2016.