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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She also includes bits and pieces of information about culinary history, traditions and practices in each area. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

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. 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 thought it would be difficult, but it turned out really well.

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Please try again later. Wrapped up in the story of couscous, Roden gives us a history lesson as well as some insight into North Africa’s unique arabbesque of Arab, Berber, and sub-Saharan African cultures. Made only a few recipes. Jul 25, Jerzy rated it really liked it Shelves: Bittman’s How to Cook Everything, on the other hand, is more like a textbook.

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

She travels extensively as a food writer. Mar 15, Kay rated it really liked it. And Iran, home to perhaps the most ancient and sophisticated of all Middle Eastern cuisines, gets little more than a footnote. What I’ve made so far: Checked this out for the Moroccan recipes and ended up copying about a dozen that sound delicious and not too difficult.

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I became involved in cooking when my parents, together with the Jewish community, were forced to leave Egypt as a result of the Suez crisis and the war with Israel.

I have tried a few recipes, and have many more bookmarked In general I don’t like cookbooks without a photo of each recipe. Roden gives the traditional recipe, as well as useful information on regional varieties thus the Lebanese knafe is equated with the Greek kataifietc.

In a July Harper’s book review, late Columbia professor and Palestinian activist Edward Said recounted an anecdote about an interview he gave to a Danish journalist after Sept. Arabesquf recipes are also easily adaptable when you have trouble getting an ingredient. A bit disappointed in the Turkish recipe selection and would have preferred more. I was happy to discover that Arabesque wasn’t checked out.

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 of travel and migration to Australia. And folks — thats’ where the good stuff lives: The book contains several beautiful photographs of different dishes my mouth watered more than once while trying to decide which recipe to attempt! Good additional information – substitute ingredients, ancedotes – and easy rodsn follow very straight-forward recipes.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. I actually love accurate universal measurements, so I prefer this one. 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.

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

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Inspired by Your Browsing History. The book received great critical acclaim. Her other books are OK but always useful — esp her culinary tour of Italy. Her new cookbook is divided into three sections—one for each of the countries—and Roden prefaces each with an extensive introduction that clauda the cuisine’s historical context as well as the cultural significance of certain dishes.


The recipes are easy enough to prepare with ingredients available in Western arabessque stores, and so delicious! But Arabesque is no history textbook. All the dishes I made from this book was a hit with my partner whose origins are Mediterranean.

View all 3 comments. Gorgeous photos and the print looks nice. I said, ‘How about Iran? Originally from Ethiopia, she explains, the rodenn wheat from which couscous is made was brought to North Africa in the 7 th century by conquering Arab armies.

This is a solid introduction to these cuisines, but I overall found this cookbook a little basic, meat-reliant, and wordy. Claudia Roden was brought up in Cairo.

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I know that it is probably directed to westerns and not middle easterns, but there is no real difference between that and a local cookbook. Claudia Roden has written another fascinating cookbook, which not only gives lovely recipes with titles listed in Arabic and English, but also tells a history of the rodeh in each country and how it is traditionally prepared.

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