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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A subtle and comprehensive introduction to Middle Eastern food, it offers a different but equally enlightening angle on a part of the world that most Americans think of only in terms of politics. Please try again later. I actually love accurate universal measurements, so I prefer this one. But Arabesque is no history textbook.

Recipes from Arabesque

I am working on the foods of Spain and travelling around that country. What are your favorite spices claaudia cook with?

I checked this out as an e-book through my library’s subscription to Overdrive. This is my go to cookbook for Middle Eastern food. I’ve started using pomegranate molasses in so many non-Lebanese dishes that I wonder how I managed without it for so long.

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

Claudia Roden

Many of the recipes are illustrated with beautiful photos. The word arabesque has a cultural and artistic connotation. Books by Claudia Roden. Everything I’ve tried so far has turned out well. The book contains several beautiful photographs of different dishes my mouth watered more than once xlaudia trying to decide which recipe to attempt!


And not rocen 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. I will say that I have rofen 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 local farmer’s market.

Get the hard copy! Inshe won the Glenfiddich Trophy, the top prize in the Glenfiddich Awards. Our favorites are in the dessert section.

A bit disappointed in the Turkish recipe selection and would have preferred more. Rden 04, Dave Riley rated it it was amazing Shelves: But in Europe, Middle Eastern immigrants are shaking the very core of their identity, in no small part through food. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Sep 29, Celia Ozereko rated it it was claudja Shelves: This is a solid introduction to these cuisines, but I overall found this cookbook a little basic, meat-reliant, and wordy.

The photographs of the completed dishes always make me hungry when I’m flipping through the chapters.

I love this beautiful book.

Roden goes on to describe the many ways that Middle Eastern immigrants, especially the Lebanese, who “are famously great immigrants,” have influenced Western food. And in Germany, doner a Turkish meat sandwich is as prevalent as bratwurst. Before asking her first question, the journalist apologized for not having read the Quran. Aug 25, Jacki rated it really liked it. 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.


I liked how she noted the differences btwn the various cuisines. Many of these recipes are simple and quickly made and there are lots of great salads and vegetable dishes.

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

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. Unequivocally one of the best recipe books I have used. Hardcoverpages. A Taste of Morocco, Turkey, and Lebanon. How did you originally become so involved with the art of cooking?

Nov 20, Jamie Felton rated it it was amazing Shelves: Oct 30, Rachel rated it liked it Shelves: Dec 15, Crystal rated it really liked it Shelves: Maybe that is why some dishes have more than two tablespoons of olive oil in a serving! Sep 13, Hannah rated it vlaudia liked it Recommends it for: But we can’t blame her for that.