Discover Claudia Roden's classic recipes in "The New Book of Middle Eastern Food". In 1968, Claudia Roden wrote her "Book of Middle Eastern Food" for readers who had never eaten an aubergine, let alone cooked one. Today, Middle Eastern foods are enjoying amazing popularity, largely thanks to her books. Since the publication of her classic ...
Discover Claudia Roden's classic recipes in "The New Book of Middle Eastern Food". In 1968, Claudia Roden wrote her "Book of Middle Eastern Food" for readers who had never eaten an aubergine, let alone cooked one. Today, Middle Eastern foods are enjoying amazing popularity, largely thanks to her books. Since the publication of her classic bestseller, Claudia Roden has continued to collect recipes and culinary wisdom from the Middle East, as a result of talking and writing to many people, tasting their food and watching them cook. "The New Book of Middle Eastern Food" is Claudia Roden's ultimate collection of recipes from the subtle, spicy, varied cuisines of the Middle East, ranging from inexpensive but tasty peasant fare to elaborate banquet dishes. Praise for Claudia Roden: "Claudia Roden is no more a simple cookbook writer than Marcel Proust was a biscuit baker. She is, rather, memorialist, historian, ethnographer, anthropologist, essayist, poet ...". (Simon Schama). "Every one of Claudia's books introduced us to a delicious new world". (Sam and Sam Clarke). "Roden's great gift is to conjure up not just a cuisine but the culture from which it springs". (Nigella Lawson). "Claudia Roden's writing has the fascination of her conversation. Her books are treasure-houses of information and mines of literary pleasures". ("Observer"). As well as writing cookbooks and presenting cooking shows on the BBC, Claudia Roden is also a cultural anthropologist based in the United Kingdom. Born and brought up in Cairo, she finished her education in Paris before moving to London to study art. With the publication of her bestselling classic, "A Book of Middle Eastern Food" in 1968, Claudia Roden revolutionized Western attitudes to the cuisines of the Middle East. Since then she has published nine other books, including the award winning classic, "The Book of Jewish Food", and has won no fewer than six Glenfiddich awards for her writing. Her other books include "Arabesque", "The Food of Italy", "Mediterranean Cookery" and "The Food of Spain".
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This book was highly recommended in another book I recently read on the subject of discerning taste in the brain. So I got this as a gift for my daughter's birthday and some bottled grape leaves. What we really like about this book is the fact that most the recipes are very simple and straight forward, also the ingredients it calls for are readily available here in California. This is going to be a real adventure in different cuisine for them, I can't wait to see what they come up with. Surprise me! As they say!
Jan 10, 2009
this is my favorite cookbook
If I could choose one cuisine to eat most of the time it would be Middle Eastern. This book covers all of the Middle East, and the recipes are healthy, tasty and uncomplicated, using ingredients that should be available in any urban/suburban area (if not , go online). Using this book I made harissa that a tunisian friend said tasted like his mother's.
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