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 well written, both in terms of recipes and the various Middle Eastern cultures. I am a beginner to Middle Eastern cooking, and I would have liked to see more photos of the finished dishes. Feb 24, Elizabeth Theiss rated it really liked it Shelves: Many of these recipes are simple and quickly made and there are lots of great salads and vegetable dishes. What are your favorite spices to cook with? From Turkey, a highly sophisticated cuisine that dates back to the Ottoman Empire yet reflects many new influences today: The photographs of the completed dishes always make me hungry when I’m flipping through the chapters.

LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices. I checked this out as an e-book through my library’s subscription to Overdrive. So are the bits about Morocco, Turkey, and Lebanon.


As claudiz said in an interview with Moment Magazine”When my publishers and I were first discussing [ Arabesque ], they wanted three or four countries to focus on.

Her other books are OK but always useful — esp her culinary tour of Italy.

Hardcoverpages. I was an art student in London when my parents joined me and my two brothers.

Maybe that is why some dishes have more than two tablespoons of olive oil in a serving! Bittman’s How to Cook Everything, on the other hand, is more like a textbook. Mar 14, Yasmine Alfouzan rated it really liked it Shelves: The word arabesque has a cultural clauida artistic connotation. She travels extensively as a food writer. This is a solid introduction to these cuisines, but I overall found this cookbook a little basic, meat-reliant, and wordy.

It was the only title I could find that could represent the cultures all three cuisines share. Read it Forward Read it first.

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

I am working on the foods of Spain and travelling around that country. Apr 23, Louise Davy rated it it was amazing Shelves: I really hate it, but if you can master it, these are really good and not too hard to make. I’ve only checked it out from the library and didn’t get to cook much from it, but the Chicken with Caramelized Baby Onions and Pears is delicious!

It is divided into sections by country and also has great photos and information about the food and customs.


Jun 04, Dave Riley rated it it was amazing Shelves: May 07, Hirondelle rated it liked it Shelves: This is my go to cookbook for Middle Eastern food.

A Francophone Egyptian Jew whose ancestors were spice traders in Aleppo, Roden is the Madhur Jaffrey of Middle Eastern food, a one-woman cultural bridge who deserves much of the credit for bringing Middle Eastern cuisine into the homes of cooks in the United States and Britain.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Substitutions are suggested but I think it is worth locating the recommended ingredients. Recommended for food historians and those who like to cook delicious ethnic food. There are some hard-to-find specialty ingredients such as sumac or preserved lemon.

Recipes from Arabesque

As the Turks say, “Food clahdia the essence of life. 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. The photos alone are worth browsing the entire book. What are you currently working on?