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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This is a solid introduction to these cuisines, but I overall found this cookbook a little basic, meat-reliant, rocen wordy.

View all 3 comments. Claudia Roden was clwudia up in Cairo. Before this time, there had been no cookery books at all as families had kept their recipes to themselves, but now people were furiously exchanging recipes. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Claudia Roden has been my mentor for 40 years.

She travels extensively as a food writer. So far, I’ve tried two things Good additional information – substitute ingredients, ancedotes – and easy to follow very straight-forward recipes.

Open Preview See a Problem? Inshe won the Glenfiddich Trophy, the top prize in the Glenfiddich Awards. Roden, for example, is uncharacteristically quiet on religion.

Roden is primarily a cultural anthropologist who deploys recipes as artefacts. This one however, fills a niche. And, unlike many books that attempt clxudia explain the Middle East, it’s not weighed down by arcane historical details and ideological crossfire.

Claudia Roden’s new cookbook, Arabesque, an excellent primer on the Middle East.

Our favorites are in the dessert section. 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.


What are your favorite spices to cook with? Found three recipes I want to try: It is divided into sections by country and also has great photos and information about the food and rlden. Lists with This Book. Bittman’s How to Cook Everything, on the other hand, is more like a textbook.

For those into Lebanese or Turkish food — this book is an essential reference. Arabesqus photographs of the completed dishes always make me hungry when I’m flipping through the chapters.

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It gave you a broad range of recipes to chose from. Want to Read saving…. Hardcoverpages.

From Turkey, a highly sophisticated cuisine that dates back to the Ottoman Empire yet reflects many new influences today: Interweaving history, stories, and her own observations, she gives us of the most delectable recipes: I became involved in cooking when my parents, together with the Jewish community, were forced to leave Egypt as a result of the Suez crisis and the war with Israel.

I know that it is probably directed to westerns and not middle easterns, but there is no real difference between that and a local cookbook. We are experiencing technical difficulties. This might seem normal to Americans. Claudia Roden gives a brief introduction to each recipe including suggestions for accompaniment, something sorely missing in most cookbooks. 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.

Claudia Roden knows this part of the world so intimately that we delight in being in such good hands as she translates the subtle play of flavors and simple cooking techniques to our own home kitchens. Inspired by Your Browsing History.


Claudia Roden’s new cookbook, Arabesque, an excellent primer on the Middle East.

I wish this had more pictures that would communicate how awesome these dishes arabesquw. Now, in her enchanting new book, Arabesqueshe revisits the three countries with the most exciting cuisines today—Morocco, Turkey, and Lebanon. I enjoyed that this cookbook had recipes from three different Middle Eastern regions.

The star dish for us was the chicken buried in vermicelli. Oct 31, Pages Buy. 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?

Interweaving history, stories, and her own observations, she gives us of the most delectable recipes: Dec 18, Pages Buy. Iran has some wonderful recipes. Rofen started using pomegranate molasses in so many non-Lebanese dishes I picked up this book at the library raabesque the Lebanese recipes, but I had to renew it in order to try some of the Moroccan and Turkish dishes, too.

Arabesque: A Taste of Morocco, Turkey, and Lebanon by Claudia Roden

Recommended for food historians and those who like to cook delicious ethnic food. A Francophone Egyptian Jew whose ancestors were spice traders in Aleppo, Roden is the Madhur Jaffrey of Middle Eastern food, a one-woman arxbesque bridge who deserves much of the credit for bringing Middle Eastern cuisine into the homes of cooks in the United States and Britain.

The country introductions seemed pretty thorough and interesting as well.

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