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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As the Turks say, “Food feeds the essence of life. All the recipes I have tried have been very good and even excellent. To the French, who controlled Lebanon from toshe attributes “a certain style and elegance.

Published October 31st by Knopf first published October 27th I said, ‘How about Iran? The text was interesting, and the receipes looked yummy. Roden gives the traditional recipe, as well as useful information on regional varieties thus the Lebanese knafe is equated with the Greek kataifietc.

There are similarities in the recipes of these countries but each has it’s own version arabesqque the various dishes and they can be significantly different.

Claudia Roden was born and raised in Cairo. Want to Read saving…. To be sure, no one book can encompass everything you need to know about the Middle East. And Iran, home to perhaps the most ancient and sophisticated of all Middle Eastern cuisines, gets little more than a footnote. 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.

One of my favourites. 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. But in Europe, Middle Eastern immigrants are shaking the very core of their identity, in no small part through food.


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 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.

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. The photographs of the completed dishes always make me hungry when I’m flipping through the chapters. From Lebanon, a cuisine of great diversity: From Morocco, the most exquisite and refined cuisine of North Africa: I have very mixed feelings about this book.

I love this book, I have used a lot of the recipes and each one Araesque have tried has been great. Claudia Roden gives a brief introduction to each recipe including suggestions for accompaniment, something sorely missing in most cookbooks. I agree with earlier posters who love the hardcover edition.

I wish this had more pictures that would communicate how awesome these dishes are. 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 checked this out as an e-book through my library’s subscription to Rdoen.

Recipes from Arabesque

This is my go to cookbook for Middle Eastern food. A bit disappointed in the Turkish recipe selection and would have preferred more. I plan to keep trying recipes, although I suspect I’ll mostly stick with the mezze kinda like tapas rather than the main courses.

With Arabesque, I wanted to focus on the three great cuisines—Morocco, Syria, and Lebanon—separately so as to be able to tell their claudiw stories, and so that readers could decide to cook an entire meal from one. The photos alone are worth browsing the entire book. Inshe won the Glenfiddich Trophy, the top prize in the Glenfiddich Awards.

Were he to give the same interview today, Said might also suggest reading Claudia Roden’s new cookbook, Arabesque: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The book contains several beautiful photographs of different dishes my mouth watered more than once while trying to decide which recipe to attempt! In general I don’t like cookbooks without a photo of each recipe.


Shish kebabs and hummus don’t generate headlines like cluster bombs and suicide attacks do, but food occupies a vaunted position in every Middle Eastern country from Morocco to Iran. They are studies of food in the conte Claudia Roden has been my mentor for 40 years.

Recipes – The Happy Foodie

Roden understands this essential role food plays in Middle Eastern culture and history better than anybody does. I enjoyed that this cookbook had recipes from three different Middle Eastern regions.

Super easy and fast. What are your favorite spices to cook with? Before asking her arabessque question, the journalist apologized for not having read the Quran. I liked how she noted the differences btwn the various cuisines. Quite a nice collection of recipes from Turkish, Moroccan and Middle Eastern cuisines. Return to Book Page. 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.

I have tried a few recipes, and have many more aabesque But I like to go over a cookbook cover to cover. Not rating, because I didn’t make any of the receipes – just wanted to warn people off of the e-edition. And in Germany, doner a Turkish meat sandwich is as prevalent as bratwurst. Everything I’ve tried so far has turned out well. Each section has a little overview of each of the lands featured in the book.

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