Today on Honey & Co: The Food Sessions we have the most exciting guests, Sami Tamimi and Tara Wigley, co-authors of Falastin, a celebration of Palestinian food. They’re both from the powerhouse of Ottolenghi, Sami was a partner from the outset, and Tara joined the Ottolenghi Test Kitchen 10 years ago, where she has been developing and testing recipes ever since. We talked about their very different routes into the food world, our memories of working together at Ottolenghi, and how they came to write Falastin. We were fascinated to hear their experiences visiting Palestine together – we compared Tara’s spreadsheet to Sami’s relaxed approach to travel, heard how they spent days tracking down a group of yogurt makers, and they told us about the generosity of all the people whose kitchens they visited. And of course we discussed at length the recipes that have gone wild since the book came out – Sami’s dad's famous eggs, tahini swirls, and the shawarma filo pie.
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