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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It is divided into sections by country and also has great photos and information about the food and customs. In the past 50 years, she relates, Middle Easterners have spread out across the world—Turks in Germany, North Africans in France, and Lebanese in Latin America—bringing their food and culture with them. Recommended for food historians and those who like to cook delicious ethnic food.

The photos alone are worth browsing the entire book. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Published October 31st by Knopf first published October 27th Jul 25, Jerzy rated it really liked it Shelves: The star dish for us was the chicken buried in vermicelli.

Jan 13, Matthew Gatheringwater rated it really liked it Shelves: Cosmopolitan literature professor that claudiia 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?

Were he to give the same interview today, Said might also suggest reading Claudia Roden’s new cookbook, Arabesque: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Slate logo Sign In Sign Up. She shows the same attention to detail in each recipe when she discusses issues such as how to correct mistakes and serving suggestions. Such a beautiful book.


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How did you originally become so involved with the art of cooking? The conundrum of Istanbul tucker begins to unravel as she gives you a sense of regional cuisine. Nov claucia, Jamie Felton rated it it was amazing Shelves: I picked up this book at the library for the Lebanese recipes, but I had to renew it in order to try some of the Moroccan and Turkish dishes, too.

I have tried a few recipes, and have many more bookmarked This one however, fills a niche. In her chapter on this small country “less than half the size of Wales,” Roden traces the gastronomical influence of previous rulers, from the Crusaders to the Ottomans. While every Middle Eastern country has had its share of invasion and imperial powers, nowhere has seen as many conquerors as Lebanon, a history which is reflected in Lebanon’s cosmopolitan and multifarious cuisine.

There are some hard-to-find specialty ingredients such as sumac or preserved lemon. Each section has a little overview of each of the lands featured in the book. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Dec 18, Pages Buy. And, unlike many books that attempt to explain the Middle East, it’s not weighed down by arcane historical details clzudia ideological crossfire.

I love this book, I have used a lot of the recipes and each one I have tried has been great. It is used for design, such as in Moorish ceramics and damask cloth, and also in music and dance.

Claudia Roden has been my mentor for 40 years. To the French, who controlled Lebanon from toshe attributes “a certain style and elegance. This failing is made up for in this book.

I am a beginner to Middle Eastern cooking, and I would have liked to see more photos of the finished dishes. I am working on the foods of Spain and caudia around that country.


While I wouldn’t keep this for my shelves, I would definitely borrow it from the library again.

Arabesque: A Taste of Morocco, Turkey, and Lebanon

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. Mrs Roden continued to write about food with a special interest in the social and historical background of cooking. No trivia or quizzes yet. I’ve made a few recipes from this, and mostly they’ve turned out well. Oct 07, Juliana Haught rated it it was amazing Shelves: That is how I get ideas, and techniques.

A good overview of the cooking of North Africa and Lebanon. Jul 31, Lesli rated it really liked it Shelves: Now, in her enchanting new book, Arabesqueshe revisits the three countries with the most exciting cuisines today—Morocco, Turkey, and Lebanon.

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

Many of these recipes are simple and quickly made and there are lots of great salads and vegetable dishes. I will say that I have never seen a cookbook clauudia 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. Lists with This Book. Among them are ginger, saffron, cinnamon, cumin, coriander, allspice, pomegranate concentrate, mastic, orange blossom and rosewater.

Dec 09, Millicent rated it really liked it Shelves: I have very mixed feelings about this book. Good recipes and introduction to each of the 3 sections.