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 was an art student in London when my parents joined me and my two brothers. Before asking her first question, the journalist apologized for arabezque having read the Quran.

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

As she said in an interview with Moment Magazine”When my publishers and I were first discussing [ Arabesque ], they wanted three or four countries to focus on. The word arabesque has a cultural and artistic connotation. LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices.

I love this beautiful book. Roden is primarily a cultural anthropologist who deploys recipes as artefacts. Oct 31, Pages Buy.

The text was interesting, and the receipes looked yummy. In two and a half pages about this tiny yellow grain, she encapsulates centuries of history and cultural exchange.

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

There are some hard-to-find specialty ingredients such as sumac or preserved lemon. Many of these recipes are arzbesque and quickly made and there are lots of great salads and vegetable dishes. While I wouldn’t keep this for my shelves, I would definitely borrow it from the library again.


Nov 18, Caroline rated it liked it Shelves: Apr 23, Louise Davy rated it it was amazing Shelves: Mar 06, Juli Anna rated it liked it Shelves: Inshe won the Glenfiddich Trophy, the top prize in the Glenfiddich Awards. I like to use different spices and aromatics for particular dishes.

Each section has a little overview of each of the lands featured in the book. The photos are beautiful enough to make this a coffee table book. Roden understands this essential role food plays in Middle Eastern culture and history better than anybody does. It inspires one to get in the kitchen roddn get tactile cluadia messy.

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What are you currently working on? Good recipes and introduction to each of the 3 sections.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The photographs of the completed dishes always make me hungry when I’m flipping through the chapters. What she writes about 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. Jun 08, Caro rated it liked it Shelves: 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 claudiia travel and migration to Australia.


Many of the recipes are illustrated with beautiful photos.

The photos alone are worth browsing the entire book. To be sure, no one book can encompass everything you need to know about the Middle East.

This is my go to cookbook agabesque Middle Eastern food. Unequivocally one of the best recipe books I have used. A subtle and comprehensive introduction vlaudia 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.

From Turkey, a highly sophisticated cuisine that dates back to the Ottoman Empire yet reflects many new influences today: The copy I have is even more beautifilly designed than the one pictured here on GR.

Oct 04, Eileen rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: I actually love accurate universal measurements, so I prefer this one. And folks — thats’ where the good stuff lives: Dec 18, Pages.

Take, for example, her erudite essay on couscous—the national dish of Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia.

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