Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Nopi Book Launch & Roasted Carrots w/ Garlic, Honey & Thyme

If you've followed me for a while, then you know that my favorite cookbook author is Yotam Ottolenghi.

I love his food and his personality.

Over the years, we have met a few times at dinner events and he is charming, funny and so approachable, I posted about it back in 2013.


His cookbooks, Ottolenghi, Jerusalem and Plenty are staples in my kitchen, and now Nopi will be next in line for a place on my bookshelf.


Last week, I was lucky enough to attend Heidi Swanson's and Yotam Ottolenghi's new cookbook launch at the Food52 offices in NYC with one of my lovely readers from NJ, Terri F.


The offices of Food52 are absolutely GORGEOUS! and a lovely lunch was served buffet style, consisting of foods from both Heidi's new book Near & Far, and Yotam's new book, Nopi.

Nopi, which means "North of Piccadilly" is the name of Ottolenghi's restaurant in London, and Ramael Scully is the head chef, who was also at the event.
We went last year on our trip to London, and it is the newest restaurant in his London empire.


When I got home, I immediately opened the book and decided on the roasted carrots w/ honey, garlic and thyme, because I had them from my farm visit to Anythyme Farm.

I decided to add in some parsnips, because I adore them................

and instead of throwing away the carrot top greens, I made a pesto with them! Fantastic idea when your garden runs out of basil. I loved it.

I made a dinner of the roasted root vegetables, local greens, an avocado, a 6 minute egg and made a vinaigrette with the carrot top pesto.


Fantastic!

*tip: make sure you line your baking sheet w/ parchment paper, or the honey mixture will make for a nasty cleanup. :)

Nopi's Roasted Carrots w/ Honey, Garlic & Thyme: (adapted from Nopi)

big bunch of heirloom carrots, stems trimmed
2 parnsips, cut into batons
kosher salt
2 tbsp honey
1 large garlic clove, minced
2 tbsp olive oil

Preheat oven to 425F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper*.

Lay out the vegetables (if the carrots are too big, then cut into batons, or in half).


Mix the honey, oil, garlic and thyme in a bowl and pour over the carrots. Sprinkle with a bit of kosher salt.

Roast roots for about 20-25 minutes, turning over once.

I plated mine on local spicy mustard greens and served with sliced avocado & 6 minute egg, but you can certainly serve these as a side dish with roasted chicken.


Delicious!

5 comments:

Jennifer H. said...

WOW!
Next time, can I come with you??????? pretty please????

I love Heidi Swanson, she is a goddess!

Pick me, please!

Jennifer H.

Ciao Chow Linda said...

What a wonderful event for you Stacey. I love what both Heidi and Yotam are doing in the food world. And you look terrific!

Anonymous said...

Goats, Heidi, Yotam........I need to get a new life.

Going to try these carrots tonight.
You always look great.
Love this!

Alicia said...

Yes just like the first reader said,take me along too!
I love to try new foods. I'm penciled in to make the apple pie for Thanksgiving,but I'm going to surprise them with this. I still have Carrots in the ground.

Laura Zinn Fromm said...

Stacey, you look beautiful here and I love the picture of Terri! I bought a copy of Nopi at Words Bookstore in Maplewood last week, signed by Ottolenghi and Scully. The writing is as gorgeous as the recipes. I think I'm going to swear off my "no sugar" rule and make the caramel peanut ice cream with chocolate sauce and peanut brittle first!
http://store.wordsbookstore.com/search/author/%22Ottolenghi%2C%20Yotam%22