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  • Published: 22 March 2018
  • ISBN: 9780140465884
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 560
  • RRP: $49.99
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A New Book of Middle Eastern Food

The Essential Guide to Middle Eastern Cooking. As Heard on BBC Radio 4




Claudia Roden's first and best-known cookery title refreshed with a beautiful new cover

Originally published in 1968, Claudia Roden's bestselling classic Book of Middle Eastern Food introduced British readers to the food of the region for the very first time. Containing over 500 recipes, brought to life with enchanting stories, memories and culinary wisdom, this book takes readers on a cook's tour of Syria, Lebanon, Egypt, Iran, Turkey, Greece, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Sudan, Algeria, Tunisia and Morocco.

Now in a beautiful new edition, this timeless work from one of the most respected prize-winning food writers will continue to inform and inspire as the next generation of cooks discovers its riches.

PRAISE FOR CLAUDIA RODEN:

'Claudia Roden is no more a simple cookbook writer than Marcel Proust was a biscuit baker. She is, rather, memorialist, historian, ethnographer, anthropologist, essayist, poet ...' Simon Schama

'Roden's great gift is to conjure up not just a cuisine but the culture from which it springs.' Nigella Lawson

'Beyond the evocative stories and buoyant style ... there is always information ... meticulously collected, compellingly assembled, lovingly told ... informative, delectable and incredibly useful.' Yotam Ottolenghi

  • Published: 22 March 2018
  • ISBN: 9780140465884
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 560
  • RRP: $49.99
Categories:

About the author

Claudia Roden

Claudia Roden was born and brought up in Cairo, but was educated in Paris and in London, where she has lived for many years. Widely admired as both a great cook and a fine writer, she has written classic works on Middle Eastern food and Mediterranean cookery, including the award-winning The Book of Jewish Food, and, most recently, The Food of Italy.

Claudia Roden was born and brought up in Cairo. She finished her education in Paris and later studied art in London. 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. The local delight in food, like the light, colour and smells and the special brand of hospitality, warmth and humour, has left a permanent impression.

With her bestselling classic, A Book of Middle Eastern Food (Penguin 1970, revised edition A New Book of Middle Eastern Food, 1985), first published in 1968, Claudia Roden revolutionised Western attitudes to the cuisines of the Middle East. Her intensely personal approach and her passionate appreciation of the dishes delighted readers, while she introduced them to a new world of foods, both exotic and wholesome. The book received great critical acclaim, and the publication of the enlarged edition was enthusiastically welcomed.

Mrs Roden has continued to write about food with a special interest in the social and historical background of cooking. In 1981 Penguin reissued Coffee, which was followed in 1982 by Picnic. Then came the BBC television series, Mediterranean Cookery with Claudia Roden, and the accompanying book, Claudia Roden's Mediterranean Cookery, a new, expanded edition of which was recently published. This was followed by The Food of Italy and then The Book of Jewish Food. In 1992, Claudia Roden won the Glenfiddich Trophy, the top prize of the Glenfiddich Awards.

The Book of Jewish Food was awarded the 1998 Jewish Quarterly/Wingate Book Prize for Non-Fiction, was the 1998 Glenfiddich Food Book of the Year and the 1997 André Simon Memorial Fund Food Book. Her latest book is the award-winning Arabesque: Sumptuous Food from Morocco, Turkey and Lebanon.

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