This entry was posted on November 26, 2014.
Significantly upping his output from 140 tweetable characters to an hour-long SOAS lecture, Yotam held the audience cative at the Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre on the 12th November . Speaking on “Jerusalem on a Plate: Identity, Traditions and Ownership” as part of the Food Studies Centre’s Distinguished Lecture series, Yotam’s talk was illustrated by the stunning photos Adam Hinton took of the streets, alleys, people and food of Jerusalem when he and Yotam worked together for the JERUSALEM cookbook. Delegates to the sold-out event also received a goodie bag of Ottolenghi goodies to nibble on as they digested the sizeable themes that had been raised about race, religious and empires. Syrian Qanun players and current PhD student with SOAS’ Department of Music, Maya Youssef, provided the pre-lecture entertainment with a 30 minute recital of some of her work.