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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Also by Claudia Roden. Want to Read saving…. Before asking her first question, the journalist apologized for not having read the Quran. Jan 13, Matthew Gatheringwater rated it really liked it Shelves: And, unlike many books that attempt to explain the Middle East, it’s not weighed down by arcane historical details and ideological crossfire. With recipes and dozens of essays on unfamiliar ingredients and customs, Arabesque whisks us through history, from the ancient Phoenicians to the domed kitchen of the Ottoman sultans, from 9 th -century Baghdad to the Lebanese civil war in the late s and s.

Our favorites are in the dessert section. One thing I did enjoy about the recipes in this cookbook is that they use similar ingredients in many of the recipes. The photos are beautiful enough to make this a coffee table book.

It inspires one to get in the kitchen and get tactile and messy. 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 clauddia those decades.

Found three recipes I want to try: Good recipes and introduction to each of the 3 sections.


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

I highly recommend this book. Nov 18, Caroline rated it liked it Shelves: To call her work ‘cookbooks’ is both a misnomer and to sell them short. Jul 26, Heidi rated it liked it. The photographs of the completed dishes always make me hungry when I’m flipping through the chapters.

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? I wish this had more pictures that would communicate how awesome these dishes are.

There are a few cludia of the area which are left out such as Libya. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Jul 07, Firefly rated it it was amazing. Sep 13, Hannah rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Claudia Roden knows this part of the world so intimately that we delight wrabesque being in such good hands as she translates the subtle play of flavors and simple cooking techniques to our own home kitchens.

What are your favorite spices to cook with? Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Claudia Roden gives a brief introduction to each recipe including suggestions for accompaniment, something sorely missing in most cookbooks. Sep 29, Celia Ozereko rated it it was amazing Shelves: At the beginning of the tour, Berber women offered Roden and the other visitors a colorful demonstration of traditional couscous preparation, rolling it out by hand and then sifting the zrabesque according to size.

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In two and a half pages about this tiny yellow grain, she encapsulates centuries of history and cultural exchange. With Arabesque, I wanted to focus on the three great cuisines—Morocco, Syria, and Lebanon—separately so as to be able to tell their particular stories, and so that readers could decide to cook an entire meal from one.


I didn’t bookmark that roven recipes however simply because I have read many cookbooks on the topic, so most of them were nothing new. From Morocco, the most exquisite and refined cuisine of North Africa: Such a beautiful book. To be sure, no one book can encompass everything you need to know about the Middle East.

I am working on the foods of Spain and travelling around that country. Lists with This Book.

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I love this beautiful book. As the Turks say, “Food feeds the essence arabseque life. But in Europe, Middle Eastern immigrants are shaking the very core of their identity, in no small part through food. I just wanted to let people know that you’re missing out on the amazing rodej and book design if you get this as an e-book. Were he to give the same interview today, Said might also suggest reading Claudia Roden’s new cookbook, Arabesque: Stay in Touch Sign up.

Published October 31st by Knopf first published October 27th While I wouldn’t keep this for my shelves, I would definitely borrow it from the library again.