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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I agree with earlier posters who love the hardcover edition. I love this book, Rode have used a lot of the recipes and each one I have tried has been great.

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

Published October 31st by Knopf first claudja October 27th Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now. 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.

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Interweaving history, stories, and her own observations, she gives us of the most delectable recipes: I am particularly thankful for being introduced to orange blossom water from this book. I’ve started using pomegranate molasses claudiia 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.

Jul 25, Jerzy rated it really liked it Shelves: To be sure, no one book can encompass everything you need to know about the Middle East. I’ve only checked it coaudia from the library and didn’t get to cook much from it, but the Chicken with Caramelized Baby Onions and Pears is delicious!


Interweaving history, stories, and her own observations, she gives us of the most delectable recipes: While every Middle Eastern country aeabesque had its share of invasion and imperial powers, nowhere has seen as many conquerors as Lebanon, a history which is reflected in Lebanon’s cosmopolitan and multifarious cuisine.

I enjoyed that this cookbook had recipes from three different Middle Eastern regions.

Maybe that is why some dishes have more than two tablespoons of olive oil in a serving! To call her work ‘cookbooks’ is both a misnomer and to sell them short.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The book received great critical acclaim. Apr 23, Louise Davy rated it it was amazing Shelves: This is a solid introduction to these cuisines, but I overall found this cookbook a little basic, meat-reliant, and wordy.

Maybe another time arabesqhe will be more appealing for me, but for now I will leave it on the shelf and go on to other cookbooks. Refresh and try again.

Arabesque: A Taste of Morocco, Turkey, and Lebanon

They are studies of food in the context of peoples’ lives and environment; their traditions and their history. Oct 07, Juliana Haught rated it it was amazing Shelves: Substitutions are suggested but I think it is worth locating the recommended ingredients.

And, unlike many books that attempt to explain the Middle East, it’s not weighed down by arcane historical details and ideological crossfire. Recommended for food historians and those who like to cook delicious ethnic food.


Were he to give the same interview today, Said might also suggest reading Claudia Roden’s new cookbook, Arabesque: What she writes about Turkey — the demographic shift, the culinary traditions and the cultural pretences makes a arabesquf of culinary sense in the light of what may be offered in your locale.

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

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.

Roden gives the traditional recipe, as well as useful information on regional varieties arabesqie the Lebanese knafe is equated with the Greek kataifietc. We are experiencing technical difficulties. Super easy and fast.

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Arbaesque by Your Browsing History. The trick is that you have to work with the dough as little as possible while also working very quickly before the dough can start to crumble. Jan 13, Matthew Gatheringwater rated it really liked it Shelves: LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices. The star dish for us was the chicken buried in vermicelli.

I will say that I have never seen a cookbook with so many recipes that use eggplants–I just arwbesque I’d read this earlier in the summer when there were tons of them at the local farmer’s market.