London-based chef Yotam Ottolenghi stopped by Google to chat about his new vegetable-centric cookbook Plenty More. He opens up about his fears of being "pigeonholed as a vegetarian chef": "In the world of cooks and chefs, at least a few years ago, cooking vegetables was not very high on the priority list," he says. "Serious chefs cooked meat. Kind of the not-so serious chefs cooked vegetables."
Ottolenghi goes on to discuss his current obsession with black garlic, his tendency to be a total "control freak," and his newfound love for Persian food, noting in particular that Iranians are "magicians" when it comes to cooking rice. Plenty More was released last month. Go, watch the video above.