Arabesque: A Taste of Morocco, Turkey, and Lebanon. Claudia Roden, Author. Knopf $35 (p) ISBN Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. Starred Review. Roden, a leading authority on Twitter Pinterest. Kindle App Ad. Look inside this book. Arabesque: A Taste of Morocco, Turkey, and Lebanon by [Roden, Claudia. Arabesque by Claudia Roden (Hardback) [Claudia Roden] on * FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. In this enchanting book, Claudia Roden.

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Roden is primarily a cultural anthropologist who deploys recipes as artefacts. Get the hard copy!

Oct 30, Rachel rated it liked it Shelves: Everything I’ve tried so far has turned out well. Aug 08, Allison rated it really liked it Shelves: Apr 19, Pam agabesque it really 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.

Excellent recipes, simple methods, superb results. While I wouldn’t keep this for my shelves, I would definitely borrow it from the library again. Among them are ginger, saffron, cinnamon, cumin, coriander, allspice, pomegranate concentrate, mastic, orange blossom and rosewater. Little Lebanon has much to recommend beyond its fragrantly spiced, savory national dish of lamb and cracked wheat called kibbee. She completed her formal education in Paris and then moved to London to study art.

Many of the recipes are illustrated with beautiful photos. Gorgeous photos and the print looks nice. I am obsessed with preserved lemons and have tried two of the methods she provides. The food issue claudka the New Yorker had a profile of Claudia Roden, which led me to head to go out and get a library card. But I like to go over a cookbook cover to cover.


Arabesque: A Taste of Morocco, Turkey, and Lebanon by Claudia Roden

Substitutions are suggested but I think it is worth locating the recommended ingredients. I checked this out as an e-book through my library’s subscription arbesque Overdrive. I love every recipe! It was the only title I could find that could represent zrabesque cultures all three cuisines share. There are similarities in the recipes of these countries but each has it’s own version of the various dishes and they can be significantly different.

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One of my favourites. Although these cooking styles share many common traits, each is unique, distinctive, and worth exploring in an American kitchen.

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. 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.

Mar 06, Carolyne Thornton rated it really liked it. They are studies of food in the context of peoples’ lives and environment; their traditions and their history. There is something really satisfying about cooking the dishes in this book because it’s almost like the food does the work instead of me- there’s not a whole goden of complicated rodsn, just the right combinations of a few ingredients.

And folks — thats’ where the good stuff lives: Hardcoverpages. Not rating, because I didn’t make any of the receipes – just wanted to warn people off of the e-edition.

Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Roden gives the traditional recipe, as well as useful information on regional varieties thus the Lebanese knafe is equated with the Greek kataifietc.


To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Claudia Roden knows this part of the world so intimately that we delight in being in such good hands as she translates the subtle play of flavors and simple cooking techniques to our own home kitchens.

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From Lebanon, a cuisine of great diversity: Customers who viewed this item also viewed. This is a must have book if you like reading about the history of a region where a specific recipe originated AND if you want to eat authentic dishes. Starting as a painter she was drawn to the subject of food partly through arabessue desire to evoke a lost heritage – one of the pleasures of a happy life in Egypt. Checked this out for the Moroccan recipes and ended up copying about a dozen that sound delicious and not too difficult.

She travels extensively as a food writer. Want to Read saving…. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Moroccan food features fragrant braised stews called tagines that Roden shows how to re-create without elaborate equipment. Claudia Roden was brought up in Cairo.