OTK: Shelf Love is a recipe book that will teach you to fall in love with cooking intuitively from your cupboards and pantry, fridge and freezer. By cleverly using your kitchen finds, you’ll put a flavoursome, Ottolenghi-level dinner on the table any day of the week.
Chapters span fridge and pantry, one-dish bakes and sweet endings. There are back-of-the-shelf recipes that turn forgotten packs of beans and grains into the likes of Savoury Oat Porridge with ginger-garlic crumbs or Buttery Parmesan Braised Chickpeas. There’s fridge-raid Kale Pesto Strata and veg-centric Spiced Butternut Mash with Pancake Omelettes, as well as freezer-foraged Curried Cauliflower Cheese Filo Pie. There’s also plenty to delight a sweet tooth, like Muhallabieh with burnt honey orange syrup, katai and pistachio sugar.
With ‘Make it your own’ suggestions and swap-outs, and space to jot down your own notes, this cookbook is all about embracing rule breaking and putting your own stamp on every dish. Time and fuss-saving tips, simplified ingredient lists, and cravings-inducing photography ensure you’ll never be short of inspiration again.