For chef, author, columnist, and restaurateur Yotam Ottolenghi, food is about more than what we eat. It is about joy, pleasure, and surprise. It is about a sense of place and home. It is about commonality, an act which brings people together.
Ottolenghi’s award winning cookbooks have proven wildly influential, with The New York Times noting they are widely imitated for their plain-spoken instructions and enticing photographs (overseen by Ottolenghi himself).
They have been praised by Nigel Slater, David Lebovitz, Deborah Madison, Food & Wine, and the Wall Street Journal.
Accomplished Sonoma County Chef Dan Kedan is a lecturing instructor at the Culinary Institute of America in Saint Helena, Napa County. He was Owner/Executive Chef at Backyard in Forestville, where he earned the Michelin Guide Bib Gourmand award every year between 2012 and 2019.
PROGAM NOTE: Yotam Ottolenghi came to the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts on May 6th. His appearance was set to be moderated by Dan Kedan. Unfortunately, Kedan tested positive for COVID the morning of the show and asked Clark Wolf to step in. These conversations were recorded the week before Ottolenghi’s appearance at the LBC.