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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Claudia Roden

Dec 13, James rated it really liked it Shelves: Mar 06, Carolyne Thornton rated it really liked it. May 07, Hirondelle rated it liked it Shelves: It gave you a broad range of recipes to chose from.

I was an art student in London when my parents joined me and my two brothers. And in Germany, doner a Turkish meat sandwich is as prevalent as bratwurst. There are some hard-to-find specialty ingredients such as sumac or preserved lemon. The copy I have is even more beautifilly designed than the one pictured here on GR. As she said in an interview with Moment Magazine”When my publishers and I were first discussing [ Arabesque roren, they wanted three or four countries to focus on.

Peeling away the layers of history, she links the prevalence of vegetarian dishes in Lebanese cuisine to the Byzantines, the 4 th – and 5 th -century rulers of Lebanon, who were apparently strict about not eating meat during Lent.


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

I plan to keep trying recipes, although I suspect I’ll mostly stick with the mezze kinda like tapas rather than the main courses. Jul 31, Lesli rated it really liked it Shelves: Also by Claudia Roden. Also as people are now more familiar with these cuisines, I felt they would be interested in finding out more and in trying new recipes from the countries I was revisiting.

To see what your friends thought of raabesque book, please sign up. To be sure, no one book can encompass everything you need to know about the Middle East. A bit disappointed in the Turkish recipe selection and would have preferred more.

Recipes from Arabesque

Published October 31st by Knopf first published October 27th Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. One of my favourites.

From Turkey, a highly sophisticated cuisine that dates back to araebsque Ottoman Empire yet reflects many new influences today: It is impossible for me to give a favorite recipe as I love many.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Nov 18, Caroline rated it liked it Arabeqsue Claudia Roden was brought up in Cairo. 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?

In general I don’t like cookbooks without a photo of each recipe. Roddn Dough Stuffed With Feta. Everything I’ve tried so far has turned out well. Mar 14, Yasmine Alfouzan rated it really liked it Shelves: I checked this out as an e-book through my library’s subscription to Overdrive.


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Recommended for food historians and those who like to cook delicious ethnic food. Jul 26, Heidi rated rodeb liked it. While I wouldn’t keep this for my shelves, I would definitely borrow it from the library again. Can’t wait to attempt Lahma Bel Ajeen and most of the salads.

I was blessed to know what each recipe looks like! So are the bits about Morocco, Turkey, and Lebanon. How did you originally become so involved with the art of cooking? To call her work ‘cookbooks’ clajdia both a misnomer and to sell them short. I was happy to discover that Arabesque wasn’t checked out.

From Morocco, the most exquisite and refined cuisine of North Africa: A Taste of Morocco, Turkey, and Lebanon. Jan 13, Matthew Gatheringwater rated it really liked it Shelves: See all books by Claudia Roden. Take, for example, her erudite essay on xlaudia national dish of Morocco, Claaudia, and Tunisia.

There 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.