Jerusalem cookbook ingredients

(15 Posts)
Elizabeth22 Tue 21-Jan-14 16:56:51

I bought this for my DM for Christmas off the back of one of the many bargain threads. She loved it and eager to try it out but at a loss where to get any of the ingredients mentioned. Anyone else got this cookbook and have any suggestions of where and what I could pick up as a further present for her as it's her birthday soon? Amazon perhaps?

I've just looked at the book on Amazon and at the bottom of the page it has "customers who bought this item also bought..." and the items listed look like lots of the ingredients. Is that what you mean?

thecatfromjapan Tue 21-Jan-14 17:34:42

Elizabeth22, you don't say what ingredients you mean, so that makes it tricky when answering.

Sumac, for example, is sold in M and S. But perhaps you already know that, and so don't mean sumac?

EeyoreIsh Tue 21-Jan-14 17:42:42

I've managed to find most of the ingredients in the supermarket....

ProfondoRosso Tue 21-Jan-14 17:48:27

A lot of it you'll find in bigger supermarkets, but for things you can't get there, is there a middle eastern shop anywhere near where you live?

I couldn't get za'atar in the supermarket, but there's a very good middle eastern food shop in my city, cheap as well.

VivaLeBeaver Tue 21-Jan-14 17:49:45
thecatfromjapan Tue 21-Jan-14 18:26:10

<applauds viva's google skills>

Is anyone else astonished that such a pre-made-up pack exists?

Mumraathenoisylion Tue 21-Jan-14 18:32:35

Wow, that's really useful.

I've just started cooking using my Jerusalem book - I have found that Tesco/Sainsburys sell Sumac, za'atar and tahini. They don't seem to come up when I try to do an online shop but often have them in store either with the other spices or in the specialist section.

Freekeh I'm having issues finding so I might just order that selection myself.

myrtleWilson Tue 21-Jan-14 18:36:19

You can order off Ottolenghi's website too but I've found most ingredients at Sainsburys/Waitrose or middle eastern/Asian shops www.ottolenghi.co.uk/pantry

VivaLeBeaver Tue 21-Jan-14 18:38:38

I'd seen that pack before when I was searching for ingredients for Jerusalem recipes.

Elizabeth22 Tue 21-Jan-14 22:23:44

Brilliant - thank you everyone. That's really helpful.

Thanks for all the replies. It's tricky because obviously I don't have the book to hand myself anymore as it was a present to my mum. She lives in a small country village so doesn't have access to specialist shops or the big supermarkets so I thought it might be a nice birthday surprise to try to get some bits for her.

LittleBabyPigsus Thu 23-Jan-14 08:48:35

Get sumac (labelled somaq) and za'tar here. Tahini here.

Pantah630 Thu 23-Jan-14 12:25:23

If you have a middle eastern grocery nearby, you can get it all in there and much cheaper than the supermarkets. Likewise Asian groceries are far, far cheaper than buying spices, etc.. In supermarkets.
We had great fun with this book in the Cookery Book Club thread here if anyone is interested. I still use it quite frequently, especially the lamb shawarma.

WilsonFrickett Fri 24-Jan-14 12:08:57

I could get that pack for a tenner at our local middle eastern shop, so if you do have somewhere close by, DIY! It is an amazing book, I cook from it all the time.

VivaLeBeaver Fri 24-Jan-14 12:11:00

I love the lamb sharwarma. Sadly the nearest Asian type grocery store will be 50 miles from me. I got sumac from waitrose and most supermarkets sell tahini I think. But I had to order some stuff online even though I knew it would cost more.

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