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Yotam Ottolenghi: Ottolenghi Simple SOLD OUT

In Conversation with Annabel Crabb

Presented by Brisbane Powerhouse

Acclaimed food writer, restaurateur and chef – arguably one of the most influential of recent times – see Yotam Ottolenghi live in conversation with Annabel Crabb.

Hear stories of his career and uncover secrets to recipes in his highly-anticipated new book SIMPLE. Ottolenghi will share details of brand-new dishes that contain all the inventive elements and flavour combinations he is loved for, but with minimal hassle for maximum joy.

Writer of five best-selling cookbooks, Ottolenghi’s award-winning recipes are always a celebration; an unforgettable combination of abundance, taste and surprise.

Coined the Philosopher Chef by The New Yorker and often cited as the driving force behind the vegetarian, Middle Eastern cuisine trend, Yotam Ottolenghi ‘s cult status amongst foodies makes this an evening not to be missed.

Riverbend Books will be selling copies of Ottolenghi Simple on the night. Yotam Ottolenghi is presented in partnership with Penguin Random House.

Writers+ Ideas is supported by O’Neill Architecture.


Yotam Ottolenghi is the most creative but also practical cook of this new culinary era–a 21st-century Escoffier.

Wall Street Journal

No chef captures the flavors of the moment better than Yotam Ottolenghi.

Bon Appétit

It’s a useful and engaging book, filled with the kind of dishes that have made Ottolenghi’s broad and well-deserved reputation … this is food that’s worth putting on the plate, and another cookbook that’s very much worth adding to the stack.

Los Angeles Times

Needless to say, everything Ottolenghi touches turns to gold — all well-earned and deserved. He has played a major role in changing how people cook and how much more adventurous in the kitchen they are now.

Boston Globe

More Info

YOTAM OTTOLENGHI: Yotam Ottolenghi is a cookery writer and chef-patron of the Ottolenghi delis and NOPI restaurant. He writes a weekly column in The Guardian’s FEAST magazine and has published seven bestselling cookbooks: PLENTY and PLENTY MORE (his collection of vegetarian recipes); OTTOLENGHI: THE COOKBOOK and JERUSALEM, co-authored with Sami Tamimi; NOPI: THE COOKBOOK with Ramael Scully; and SWEET with Helen Goh. Yotam has made two 'Mediterranean Feasts' series for More 4, along with a BBC4 documentary, 'Jerusalem on a Plate'. He lives in London.


Annabel Crabb is one of Australia's most loved TV and media personalities. She is a Walkley-award-winning political journalist and host of her own ABC TV shows The House and Kitchen Cabinet. Annabel is in constant demand to host, lecture, give keynotes, and other appearances for everything from writers' festivals to restaurant awards. Her tweets reach an audience of over 470,000 and she has a top-ranking podcast with fellow ABC journalist Leigh Sales, for which she is hounded by 'Chat 10 Looks 3' groupies. Usually they're offering cake.


About the Venue

Common Questions

How do I get to Brisbane Powerhouse?
See our Getting Here page.

Is parking available?
There is limited free-of-charge, all-day, on-site car parking at Brisbane Powerhouse. If you are travelling by car, please arrive early to secure a park. Additional free parking is available in New Farm Park accessible via our link road, which is opened after 5pm on performance days.

What time should I arrive?
It's best to arrive at least 30-40 minutes before the show start time to find a car park, pick up your tickets at box office and make your way to the venue. The doors of the venue will open approximately 10-15 minutes prior to show time.

Where do I pick up my tickets?
Tickets will be available for pick up from Box Office 60 minutes prior to show time.

Is there food and drink available

Brisbane Powerhouse has two on-site restaurants. More information can be found on our Eat + Drink page.

See more common questions and learn everything you need to know about your visit to Brisbane Powerhouse on our FAQ page.

Get the most out of your visit

See an exhibition
See the world for free with awe-inspiring visual art from just about everywhere. Make sure you don’t miss anything – explore all of the foyers on the main and bottom floors. See what's on.

Explore New Farm Park
Brisbane Powerhouse is located next to the beautiful New Farm Park, one of Brisbane’s most popular and much loved recreational facilities. Pack a picnic, smell the roses in the garden, play a game of tennis, let the kids loose in the playground, enjoy a coffee, or just sit back and take in the sunshine.

Brisbane Powerhouse recommends The JohnsonTryp Hotel, and The Fantauzzo.