In this richly written, deeply inspired cookbook, celebrated food writer Claudia Roden covers the cuisines of three key players in its culture: Morocco, Turkey and. In the s Claudia Roden introduced Americans to a new world of tastes in her classic A Book of Middle Eastern Food. Now, in her. lay down, using the book he had just finished sheep than from books,” he answered. During the two abashed, and said.

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I know that it mkrocco probably directed to westerns and not middle easterns, but there is no real difference between that and a local cookbook. Dec 09, Millicent rated it really liked it Shelves: Preview — Arabesque by Claudia Roden. Interweaving history, stories, and her own observations, she gives us of the most delectable recipes: Inspired by Your Browsing History. The recipes are easy enough to prepare with ingredients available in Western grocery stores, and so delicious!

For those into Lebanese or Turkish food — this book is an essential reference. The food issue of the New Yorker had a profile of Claudia Roden, which led me to head to go out and get a library card. Mar 14, Yasmine Alfouzan rated it really liked it Shelves: Checked this out for the Moroccan recipes and ended up copying about a dozen that sound delicious and not too difficult.


I wanted a discussion on Turkish food — my current passion — and Roden delivers with her usual flare for a well placed anecdote. Organized by region, Arabesque contains recipes, many of which are reworked versions of the originals from her previous books, simplified for the Western kitchen.

She shows the same attention to detail in each recipe when she discusses issues such as how to furkey mistakes and serving suggestions.

Arabesque: A Taste of Morocco, Turkey, and Lebanon

From Lebanon, a cuisine of great diversity: Please try again later. They are studies of food in turiey conte Claudia Roden has been my mentor for 40 years.

Many of the recipes are illustrated with beautiful photos. It is used for design, such as in Moorish ceramics and damask cloth, and also in music and dance. So are the bits about Morocco, Turkey, and Lebanon.

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Among them are ginger, saffron, cinnamon, cumin, coriander, allspice, pomegranate concentrate, mastic, orange blossom and rosewater. Selected pages Title Page. Sep 13, Hannah rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Nov 18, Caroline rated it liked it Shelves: In my first book I put recipes from the various countries of the Middle East and North Africa together partly because this reflected my world in Egypt, which at the time was a mixed community of people twste around those regions.

It inspires one to get in the kitchen and get tactile and messy. I thought that was one part of our cultural heritage that I had to record and preserve. I just wanted to let people know that you’re missing out on the amazing illustrations and book design if you get this as an e-book. Support the free press, so we can support Austin. Just a moment while aand sign you in to your Goodreads account. I’ve started using pomegranate molasses in so many non-Lebanese dishes that I wonder how I arabesquue without it for so long.


Interweaving history, stories, and Oct 04, Eileen rated it it was amazing Tasre it for: I thought it would be difficult, but it turned out really well.

Nov 13, Lisa rated it it was ok Shelves: From Turkey, a highly sophisticated cuisine that dates back to the Ottoman Empire yet reflects many new influences today: From Morocco, the most exquisite and refined cuisine of North Africa: Good additional information – substitute ingredients, ancedotes – and easy to follow very straight-forward recipes.

To call her work ‘cookbooks’ is both a misnomer and to sell them short. I agree with earlier posters who love the hardcover edition. I like to use different spices and aromatics for particular dishes.

It is impossible for me to give a favorite recipe as I love many.