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

This might seem normal to Americans. 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: We are experiencing technical difficulties. Sep 29, Celia Ozereko rated it it was amazing Shelves: Feb 24, Elizabeth Theiss rated it really liked it Shelves: Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now. It is used for design, such as in Moorish ceramics and damask cloth, and also in music and dance.

Dec 15, Crystal rated it rooden liked it Shelves: Good additional information – substitute ingredients, ancedotes – and easy to follow very straight-forward recipes.

Among them are ginger, saffron, cinnamon, cumin, coriander, allspice, pomegranate concentrate, mastic, orange blossom and rosewater. The book received great critical acclaim. All the recipes I have tried have been very good and even excellent. Recommended for food historians and those who like to cook delicious ethnic 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 local farmer’s market.

Dec 18, Pages Buy. Claudia Roden was born and raised in Cairo. Want to Read saving…. Take, for example, her erudite essay on couscous—the national dish of Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia.

Phyllo Dough Stuffed With Feta. Roden is extremely precise in the language she has chosen to explain each recipe, yet the details are never so pedantic that they take away from the taste and texture of each ingredient. 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.

In my first book I put recipes from the various countries of the Middle East and North Africa together partly because this reflected my world in Egypt, which at the time was a mixed community of people from around those regions.

No trivia or quizzes yet. I said, ‘How about Iran? Jan 13, Matthew Gatheringwater rated it really liked it Shelves: Aug 25, Jacki rated it really liked it.

From Lebanon, a cuisine of great diversity: As any Tunisian will proudly tell you, couscous with merguez a spicy sausage was voted the most popular dish in France.

Nov 20, Jamie Felton rated it it was amazing Shelves: She travels extensively as a food writer. One thing I did enjoy about the recipes in this cookbook is that they use similar cllaudia in many of the recipes. Lists with This Book. 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. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.


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View all 3 comments. The photos alone are worth browsing the entire book. Everything I’ve tried so far has turned out well. Her other books are OK but always useful — esp her culinary tour of Italy.

Her method for making couscous results in the fluffiest, tastiest couscous ever. 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.

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Inspired by Your Browsing History. Roden gives the traditional recipe, as well as useful information on regional varieties thus the Lebanese knafe is equated with the Greek kataifietc.

Oct 04, Eileen rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: It is divided into sections by country and also has great photos and information about the food and customs. To call her work ‘cookbooks’ is both a arabessque and to sell them short.

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