Sami Tamimi was born and raised in Jerusalem and was immersed in food from childhood. Sami moved to London in 1997 and worked at Baker and Spice as head chef. In 2002 he partnered with Noam Bar and Yotam Ottolenghi to set up Ottolenghi in Notting Hill.
The company now has four stores and two restaurants, NOPI and ROVI, all in central London. In his position as the executive head chef, Sami is involved in developing and nurturing young kitchen talents and creating new dishes and innovative menus. Alongside Yotam Ottolenghi, Sami Tamimi is co-author of two bestselling cookbooks; Ottolenghi: The Cookbook and Jerusalem: A Cookbook.
Reviews on Sami Tamimi & Tara Wigley’s new book, FALASTIN.
‘This lavish compendium of Palestinian recipes…photographed sovividly you can almost smell the freshly chopped parsley’.The Times