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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I’ve clsudia using pomegranate molasses in so many non-Lebanese dishes I picked up this book at the library for the Lebanese recipes, but I had to renew it in order to try some of the Moroccan and Turkish dishes, too.

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What are you currently working on? Aug 08, Allison rated it really liked it Shelves: I’ve started using pomegranate molasses in so many non-Lebanese dishes that I wonder how I managed without it for so long. What she writes doden Turkey — the demographic shift, the culinary traditions and the cultural pretences makes a lot of culinary sense in the light of what may be offered in your locale.

She completed her formal education in Paris and then moved to London to study art. Starting as a painter she was drawn to the subject of food partly through a desire to evoke a lost heritage – one of the pleasures of a happy life in Egypt. How did you originally become so clauvia with the art of cooking? Roden is also particularly adept at identifying how culinary influences are linked to politics.


Claudia Roden gives a brief introduction to each recipe including suggestions for accompaniment, something sorely missing in most cookbooks. I am particularly thankful for being introduced to orange blossom water from this book. All the recipes I have tried have been very good and even excellent. Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now. The photographs are gorgeous. Rodne are similarities in the recipes of these countries but each has it’s own version of the various dishes and they can be significantly different.

A bit disappointed in the Turkish recipe selection and would have preferred more. Nov 20, Jamie Felton rated it it was amazing Shelves: Preview — Arabesque by Claudia Roden.

I thought it would be difficult, but it turned out really well. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Our favorites are in the dessert section. In two and a half pages about this tiny yellow grain, she encapsulates centuries of history and cultural roren.

Want to Read saving…. 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 card. Oct 31, Pages. As any Tunisian will proudly tell you, couscous with merguez a spicy sausage was voted the most popular dish in France.

But in Europe, Middle Eastern immigrants are shaking the very core of their identity, in no small part through food. In general I don’t like cookbooks without a photo of each recipe.


The photographs of the completed dishes always make me hungry when I’m flipping through the chapters. A subtle and comprehensive introduction to Middle Eastern food, it offers a different but equally enlightening angle on a part of the world that most Americans think of only in terms of politics. I was an art student aragesque London when my parents joined me and my two brothers. Phyllo Dough Stuffed With Feta. Sep 29, Celia Ozereko rated it it was amazing Shelves: I am working on the foods of Spain and travelling around that country.

Her intensely personal approach and her passionate appreciation of the dishes delighted readers, while she introduced them to a new world of foods, both exotic and wholesome.

I have very mixed feelings about this book.

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I was happy to discover that Arabesque wasn’t checked out. Shish kebabs and hummus don’t generate headlines like cluster bombs and suicide roddn do, but food occupies a vaunted position in every Middle Eastern country from Morocco to Iran.

Inshe won the Glenfiddich Trophy, the top prize in the Glenfiddich Awards.