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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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Jul 31, Lesli rated it really liked it Shelves: It is well written, both in terms of recipes and the various Middle Xnd cultures. Looking for More Great Reads? The country introductions seemed pretty thorough and interesting as well. With Arabesque, I wanted to focus on the three great cuisines—Morocco, Syria, and Lebanon—separately so as to be able to tell their particular stories, and so that readers could decide to cook an entire meal from one.

For those into Lebanese or Turkish food — this book is an essential reference. 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 food in each country and how it is traditionally prepared.

So far, I’ve tried two things I am working on the foods of Spain and travelling around that country. Claudia Roden was brought up in Cairo. I plan ahd keep trying recipes, although I suspect I’ll mostly stick with the mezze kinda like tapas rather than the main courses. Published October 31st by Knopf first published October 27th So are the bits about Morocco, Turkey, and Lebanon.


This one however, fills a niche.

Arabesque: A Taste of Morocco, Turkey, and Lebanon – Claudia Roden – Google Books

The conundrum of Istanbul tucker begins to unravel as she gives you a sense of regional cuisine. The introductions read much like a travelogue. I arabeaque 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. What I’ve made so far: Oct 31, Pages Buy. Books by Claudia Roden. Checked this out for the Moroccan recipes and ended up copying about a dozen that sound delicious and not too difficult.

‘Arabesque: A Taste of Morocco, Turkey, & Lebanon’

There are a few countries of the area which are left out such as Libya. Mar 14, Yasmine Alfouzan rated it really liked it Shelves: Tasye The eBooks you want at the lowest prices. Starting as a painter she was drawn to the subject of food partly through a desire to evoke a lost heritage – one of the pleasures of a happy life in Egypt.

Such a beautiful book.

Arabesque – a Taste of Morocco, Turkey, and Lebanon.pdf

Turkey is especially exciting, since it is a cuisine to which Americans have had little exposure. On one hand it is quite pretty, modern-looking, a simple introduction to these 3 cuisines and there quite a few recipes in here I mean to try. Selected pages Title Page. Organized by region, Arabesque contains recipes, many of which are reworked versions of the originals from her previous books, simplified for the Western turket.

She completed her formal education in Paris and then moved to London to study art. A Taste of Morocco, Turkey, and Lebanon. Claudia Roden has been my mentor for 40 years. Waves of people leaving Egypt and passing through London came to see us on their way to new homelands.


I like to use different spices and aromatics for particular dishes.

Now, in her enchanting new book, Arabesqueshe revisits the three countries with the most exciting cuisines today—Morocco, Turkey, and Lebanon.

From Lebanon, a cuisine of great diversity: She also includes bits and pieces of information about morovco history, traditions and practices in each area. The pistachio cake was worth the price of the book.

Arabesque – a Taste of Morocco, Turkey, and by Claudia Roden – PDF Drive

This is more than just a cookbook: 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. Everything I’ve tried so far has turned out well. Unequivocally one of the best recipe books I have used.

No trivia or quizzes yet. The photos are beautiful enough to make this a coffee table book. Oct 30, Rachel rated it liked it Shelves: Nov 13, Lisa rated it it was ok Shelves: Bittman’s How to Cook Everything, on the other hand, is more like a textbook. I thought it would be difficult, but it turned out really well. I am particularly thankful for being introduced to orange blossom water from this book.

It is used for design, such as in Moorish ceramics and damask cloth, and also in music and dance. Unfortunately, no nutritional information is published with the recipes.