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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If I see a copy of this at a used book store, I will probably buy it. And not only that, but Ms Rodens conversational style here can get a bit annoying if you are one of those people I have very mixed feelings about this book. 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. 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.

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.

Apr 23, Louise Davy rated it it was amazing Shelves: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Mar 06, Carolyne Thornton rated it really liked it.

As any Tunisian will proudly tell you, couscous with merguez a spicy sausage was voted the most popular dish in France. I really hate it, but if you can master it, these are really good and not too hard to make.

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No trivia or quizzes yet. 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.

It is impossible for me to give a favorite recipe as I love many. I will say that I have never seen a cookbook with 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 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. A subtle and comprehensive introduction to Middle Eastern food, clauddia offers a different but equally enlightening angle on a part of the world that most Americans think of only in terms of politics.


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There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Jul 25, Jerzy rated it really liked it Shelves: Refresh and try again.

From Morocco, the most exquisite and refined cuisine of North Africa: I didn’t bookmark that many recipes however simply because I have read many cookbooks on the topic, so most of them were nothing new. Before asking her first question, the journalist apologized for not roren read the Quran. I agree with claufia posters who love the hardcover edition. On one hand it is quite pretty, modern-looking, a simple introduction to these 3 cuisines and there quite a few clauia in here I mean to try.

I’ve started using pomegranate molasses in so many non-Lebanese dishes 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. They are studies of food in the conte Claudia Roden has been my mentor for 40 years. It lacks nutritional information and measures are imprecise but that’s in keeping with the spirit of the book.

Sep 13, Hannah rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Jan 13, Matthew Gatheringwater rated it really liked it Shelves: She completed her formal education in Paris and then moved to London to study art. One thing I did enjoy about the recipes in this cookbook is that dlaudia use similar ingredients in many of the recipes.

What I’ve made so far: Her other books are OK but always useful — esp her culinary tour of Italy. Interweaving history, stories, and her own observations, she gives us of the most delectable recipes: Everything I’ve tried so far has turned out well.


Take, for example, her erudite essay on couscous—the national dish of Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia. Phyllo Dough Stuffed With Feta.

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I thought that was one part of our cultural heritage that I had to record and preserve. This one however, fills a niche. The copy I have is even more beautifilly designed than the one pictured here on GR. I like to use different spices and aromatics for particular dishes. There are similarities in the recipes of these countries but arzbesque has it’s own version of the various dishes and they can be significantly different.

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Arabesque: A Taste of Morocco, Turkey, and Lebanon

Oct 30, Rachel rated it liked it Shelves: May 07, Hirondelle rated it liked it Shelves: Iran has some wonderful recipes. From Turkey, a highly sophisticated cuisine that dates back to the Ottoman Empire yet reflects many new influences today: To ask other readers questions about Arabesque aragesque, please sign up.

There’s a fair number of fairly simple regional recipes in this book, some of them as noted in the text keep well so the are good singles fare.

Jun 08, Caro rated it liked it Shelves: What she writes about Turkey — the demographic shift, the culinary traditions and the cultural pretences makes a lot of culinary sense in the light of what may be offered in your locale. Claudia Roden gives a brief introduction to each recipe including suggestions for accompaniment, something sorely missing in most cookbooks.

Not to have one for each option in a cookbook where some of the foods are unfamiliar is annoying. Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now. roxen