Arabesque has ratings and 63 reviews. Dave said: Claudia Roden has been my mentor for 40 years. Her Book of Middle Eastern Food has been my. Results 1 – 30 of 65 Arabesque by RODEN, CLAUDIA and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Can anyone compare Claudia Roden’s Arabesque cookbook to the New Book of Middle Eastern Food? I saw a copy of Arabesque at the store.

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Our favorites are in the dessert section. She also includes bits and pieces of information about culinary history, traditions and practices in each area.

But when asked how he suggested cooking it, arabesqque factory owner demurred. Jul 31, Lesli rated it really liked it Shelves: The food issue of the New Yorker had a profile of Claudia Roden, which led me to head to go out and get a library atabesque. A bit disappointed in the Turkish recipe selection and would have preferred more. What I’ve made so far: Inspired by Your Browsing History. Cosmopolitan literature professor that he was, Said responded, somewhat pedantically, ” ‘If you met a Syrian coming to visit Denmark for the first time, would you suggest he should prepare himself by reading the Bible or by reading Hans Christian Andersen?

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Her Book of Middle Eastern Food has been my primary culinary resource and I have dissicated through over use a copy of the book for each of those decades. Hardcoverpages.

From Lebanon, a cuisine claaudia great diversity: Claudia Roden has written another fascinating cookbook, which not only gives lovely recipes with titles listed in Arabic and English, but also tells a history of the food in each country and how it is traditionally prepared.

May 07, Hirondelle rated it liked it Shelves: Please try again later. Turkish food is my favourite cuisine – I first visited Turkey in and found it difficult to persuade people that it was better than Greek food – then popular because of travel and migration to Australia.


But in Europe, Middle Eastern immigrants are shaking the very core of their identity, in no small part through food. Arabesqud are your clahdia spices to cook with? Iran has some wonderful recipes. And folks — thats’ where the good stuff lives: I became involved in cooking when my parents, together with the Jewish community, were forced claudiia leave Egypt as a result of the Suez crisis and the war with Israel.

Inshe won the Glenfiddich Trophy, the top prize in the Glenfiddich Awards. The conundrum of Istanbul tucker begins to unravel as she gives you a sense of regional cuisine. Want to Read saving….

Read it Forward Read it first. She travels extensively as a food writer.

Mar 14, Yasmine Alfouzan rated it really liked it Shelves: Recommended for food historians and those who like to cook delicious ethnic food. Published October 31st by Knopf first published October 27th From Turkey, a highly sophisticated cuisine that dates back to the Ottoman Empire yet reflects many new influences today: View all 3 comments. Open Preview See a Problem?

arbaesque Roden goes on to describe the many ways that Middle Eastern immigrants, especially the Lebanese, who “are famously great immigrants,” have influenced Western food.

Her other books are OK but always useful — esp her culinary tour of Italy. I will say that I have never seen a cookbook with so many recipes that use eggplants–I just wish I’d read this earlier in the summer when there were tons of them at the local farmer’s market.

See all books by Claudia Roden. Oct 04, Eileen rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Not to have one for each option in a cookbook where some of the foods are unfamiliar is annoying. Originally from Ethiopia, she explains, the special wheat from which couscous is made was brought to North Africa in the 7 th century by conquering Arab armies.


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But we can’t blame her for that. As the Turks say, “Food feeds the essence of life. Many of the recipes are illustrated with beautiful photos. Unequivocally one of the best recipe books I have used.

Maybe another time this will be more appealing for me, but for now I will leave it on the shelf and go on to other cookbooks. So we settled on Lebanon, Morocco and Turkey. Interweaving history, stories, and her own observations, she gives us of the most delectable recipes: I didn’t bookmark that many recipes however simply because I have read many cookbooks on the topic, so most of them were nothing new.

They are studies of food in the context of peoples’ lives and environment; their traditions and their history.

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One of my favourites. But it was North Africa’s indigenous Berbers who first developed the technique for making couscous, rolling the wheat into tiny balls and then cooking it over a broth. Dec 09, Millicent rated it really liked it Shelves: Checked this out for the Moroccan recipes and ended up copying about a dozen that sound delicious and not too difficult.

A good overview of the cooking of North Africa and Lebanon. This anxiety, which has provoked conflict among Middle Eastern intellectuals for centuries, is perfectly illustrated by Roden’s description of her visit to a couscous-processing factory in Tunisia.