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Yotam Ottolenghi Obsessives Invent New Dictionary Devoted to Their Hero

Like “Ottolenghi-fied,” referring to every U.K. dinner party in the last 10 years

A Mediterranean Odyssey Hosted By Yotam Ottolenghi Part Of The Bank Of America Dinner Series - Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival Presented By FOOD & WINE Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for NYCWFF

Welcome back to Insta Stories, a column examining the London restaurant scene through the often-problematic medium of Instagram. This week’s filter is premature.

News of the week

The sun! It shone! A lot! Probably too much! Looming environmental apocalypse has never looked more imminent. On the upside — that natural light makes the grid pop.

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Wine ☀️ roast, muddy dog , February????

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Costa del @RocksaltFolkestone.

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Suggested additions of the week

Thot-oloenghi — someone who is DTF (Down to Freekeh) with Yotam.

Cot-olenghi / Tot-olenghi — a child raised on YO recipes from birth.

Overwrought-olenghi — any dish excessively strewn with pomegranate seeds, mint leaves and / or tahini.

WHAT-olenghi — when one of his restaurants tells you the price for a small cardboard box of roasted cauliflower.

Young British Artist of the week

Tracey Hyman?

Must-have sandwich of the week

Finally, The Age of Katsu Sandos seems to have subsided — for now. Enter a new contender for the crown. Pro-tip: a side order of Comté makes for an excellent companion.

Upcoming movie spoiler of the week

More evidence that Detective Pikachu is going to be absolute nightmare-fuel.

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Who killed Pikachu #Kanazawa #Japan

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Overstayed welcome of the week

O.K., rhubarb: Time to play nice and let literally any other ingredient share the spotlight.

Nutrient-stacking of the week

Triple-carb, or triple cholesterol?

Dish of the week

Wilmaaaaaaaaa!

Shot of the week

Shot-olenghi.

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