Gourmet Giveaway – Ottolenghi’s new cookbook

So many people were interested in my review of Yotam Ottolenghi’s new cookbook that the lovely publishers have agreed to give a copy away to one lucky reader. In case you missed the review, the new book is called Plenty and it is a vegetarian cookbook which is almost guaranteed to dismiss any notions you may have of vegetarian food being dull and grim. Rather than being based on the food served in the Ottolenghi cafe, Plenty contains the recipes featured in Ottolenghi’s column in The Guardian, The New Vegetarian. Recipes are helpfully divided by vegetable for people who grow their own or get vegie boxes. The book retails for £25.
To win the book all you have to do is leave a comment below.
A few things…
  • Competition closes at 5pm London time on Thursday 20 May 2010.
  • If you do not have a blog please include some contact details in your comment so I can let you know if you have won or if you don’t want those details to be public email them to me at msgourmetchick[at]gmail[dot]com.
  • This competition is open to all ages and people world wide – so for people in Australia and the US this may be one of your few ways of getting your hands on a copy of Plenty.
  • The winner will be drawn randomly using random.org.
  • The winner will be announced on Friday 21 May 2010 on Gourmet Chick.
Good Luck!
Vote in the Observer Food Monthly Awards
By the way, if you haven’t voted in the Observer Food Monthly awards yet – you should. It’s a great chance to recognise great restaurants and independent retailers. You can also vote for your favourite blog for the first time so in a shameless piece of self promotion I suggest voting for Gourmet Chick. You can vote over at the OFM website here.
You can read my review of Ottolenghi’s cafe here . If you have no faith in random acts of luck such as a competition you could always just buy Plenty or Ottolenghi: The Cookbook.
Thanks to the lovely people at Ebury for providing a copy of Plenty.


  1. Hi i’d love to win this book, it looks great

  2. Hi – very keen to get my hands on this book. Please add my name to the pot!

  3. Great giveaway, thanks for the chance!
    ricettebarbare at gmail dot com

  4. I’ve been craving this book ever since I first heard about it. Please please please make me the thankful winner!

  5. Please send that copy to Portugal!!
    It’s the only way i can have Ottolenghi’s food here!! =)

  6. Oh yes yes yes what a lovely prize, must step in for a chance to get me some of that! 🙂

  7. Me, Me, Me – I want it – I want it, I want it!!!!

  8. Oh I love Ottolenghi and really enjoyed the New Vegetarian column. I’d love the cookbook!

  9. yes please, I <3 Ottolenghi! thank you!
    curlywurlyfi at yahoo.co.uk

  10. In the event I’m the lucky winner, my e-mail is marcelarobledoabad at googlemail dot com

    Marcela (5th commenter)

  11. Oh, I’ve already read so much about this book! I am always on the hunt for great vegetarian dishes, so I’d love to win this book. =)

  12. I would love the book and my girlfriend (vegetarian) would get some respite from me trying to turn her to meat (joke) while I try out the recipes

  13. Gosh, yes please, I have been dying to buy this book since it came out.

  14. I’m a new vegetarian, so this book would be great! =)

  15. Free Stuff? Yes please!

  16. Hi,

    Email me and I’ll let you know where to send it to 🙂


  17. Thanks for the opportunity and what a great book to win too. Please add my name for the draw.

  18. Hi Gourmet Chick,
    Ottolenghi’s window displays were always so enticing for me, and I still miss it having moved back to Australia. I would love to win a copy of Plenty!

    Contact details will be emailed as instructed.


  19. Oooh, I love Ottolenghi! Add me please!


  20. I have never had the opportunity to go to Ottolenghi but seeing the delectable recipes all over the web makes me drool. Won’t you send me the cookbook, please? 😉

  21. we are avid fans of Yotam, and generally spend Saturday afternoons collecting ingredients for hin New Vegetarian delight, and Sunday mornings constructing them. we are a vegetarian family and my eldest son (11) is a keen aspiring cook and loves anything a bit different. We would really love this book!

  22. Would love to get my hands on their new cookbook! 🙂

  23. Ooh! I am currently making do with the Guardian free booklet thingy but the read deal would go down a storm thanks very much.

  24. My chance to finally win something!!!!Yaaaay

  25. Oooh, yes, please! Would be great to have the book rather than endless torn-out pages from the weekend magazines… 😉


  26. From the reviews I’ve read this is well worth buying even if not lucky enough to win.

  27. Please count me in – made his pork belly recipe and it was totally incredible. Love some more recipes for our home grown veggies!

  28. I have a few good cook books but not a truely great one! Please enter me in your giveaway!

  29. I would love to win this book! My friend introduced me to the wonderfulness of Ottolenghi and I really would love to have the new book! fingers crossed…

  30. As a keen cook, I would love to win this prize.

  31. i would like it please 🙂
    twannywun (at) hotmail (dot) com

  32. OMG i’m in australia & I’ve heard so much about this book! fresh and healthy food is what i’m all about.

  33. AWESOME LOOKING BOOK, I’d love to get it!

  34. one of the few people who make innovative and tasty vegetarian meals – I religiously read his column in the Guardian and many of my favourite meals are from him (check out his paella – delicious!)

  35. Great book, great review and I’d love to win it. So I’ll throw my name into the hat… fingers crossed!

  36. The perfect ingredient for success

  37. Just popping my entry in.

    Love the blog. Thanks. x

  38. Oh the book I keep looking at and coveting maybe a a bit nearer with your generous giveaway. I love the recipes I have heard about and think I would find a lot more vegetarian meals to cook.


    jochrisbryan @ gmail.com

  39. Yes please – me please

  40. Great giveaway – would love to win 🙂

  41. Really nice looking book. Looks like a good read 🙂


  42. Oooh yes please! I have his first book and would love the second.

    Jetsetting Joyce

  43. what a great opportunity to find out how vegetarianism can not be boring.

  44. thanks for this opportunity please enter me into the draw

  45. Hi – I would love to win this – I read all Ottolenghi’s recipes in the guardian magazine (the main reason I buy it!) but this beautiful book would be a fantastic treat!

    My email is eleanor73@aol.com

  46. Natalie Henderson

    I would love to win this! Looks really good!

    My email is natz101@hotmail.com

  47. I would love to win this to add to our cook book collection!


  48. Love cooking so this book would be perfect 🙂

  49. would love this book to go with the other cookbooks i have now

  50. Sounds like a fantastic book – would love to win.

    wv – forete… should that be ‘for eat’?

  51. Would love to win a copy – sign me up~!

  52. Ooh, I want I want… Pleeeeeeeeeeeeease 🙂

  53. Me me me pleeease! I want it!
    Laura Ward Jones

  54. Loved the first book & would love even more to get my hands on a copy of this

  55. Some of these recipes look gorgeous. I’d love to try them out this summer!

  56. mmmmmmmmmmmmm

  57. Love the salads at Ottolenghi and some of the recipes in this book are so imaginative and colourful.

  58. Can I enter too, please?? I’d LOVE a copy 🙂
    elly at thepearcafe dot com

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  60. Sounds good to me, and comes very highly recommended from a good friend.

  61. Hi Gourmet Chick,
    I’ve been organising a series of fresh seasonal British fruit & veg events in Portobello & Golborne Road markets. The idea is to remind people that these markets are fantastic local resources that people must use regularly if they want them to survive and thrive.
    Saw Yotam a few weeks ago, shopping at the stalls (and being trailed by a photographer) – maybe something to do with this book?
    Anyway, please feel free to get in touch: mark.atkinson@rbkc.gov.uk – I’m RBK&C’s Markets Development Officer…

  62. Would be the best birthday present, please pop my name in the hat too!!

  63. Not just the US and Oz, this is probably the only way i can get a copy out here in India!

    Huge fan of New Vegetarian!

  64. Hi there,

    Please enter me into the competition

    paulhutton79 at gmail dot com



  65. I would love this book for a friend in ireland she clips the recipes out of the paper each weekend and would adore the real thing kitchen jezebel

  66. Squeeeeeeeeeeee! i wanna win! I was browsing this book in Selfridge on the weekend and there are SO many recipes I want to try! Lemme win lemme win!

  67. I am getting quite adventuress in the kitchen! I could do this book justice
    Thank you

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