Sami Tamimi is a Palestinian chef and author living in London. He is the co-owner of six delis and restaurants in London. Tamimi is also the co-author of several bestselling cookbooks, including Ottolenghi (2008), Jerusalem (2012) and Falastin (2020).
Tamimi grew up in a Muslim family in the Old City of East Jerusalem.
Tamimi moved out of his family home at 17.
He started his career as a porter at Mount Zion, a Jerusalem hotel. Tamimi quickly became a chef at Mount Zion and after a number of jobs he became head chef of Lilith in Tel Aviv.
An English customer at Lilith offered Tamimi a job. He accepted and in 1997 he moved to London to run the kitchen at the bakery Baker & Spice.
Collaboration with Yotam Ottolenghi
In 1999 while Tamimi was running Baker & Spice, Yotam Ottolenghi visited the store.
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