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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Organized by region, Arabesque contains recipes, many of which are reworked versions of the originals from her previous books, simplified for the Western kitchen. The word arabesque has a cultural and artistic connotation.

The copy I have is even more beautifilly designed than the one pictured here on GR. The photos alone are worth browsing the entire book.

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

Maybe that is why some dishes have more than two tablespoons of olive oil in a serving! Checked this out for the Moroccan recipes and ended up copying about a dozen that sound delicious and not too difficult.

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.


I’ve only checked it out from the library and didn’t get to cook much from it, but the Chicken with Caramelized Baby Onions and Pears is delicious! Published October 31st by Knopf first published October 27th All recipes are made with precooked couscous and frozen phyllo, and tagines are cooked in braising pans.

Jun 08, Caro rated it liked it Shelves: 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. Unfortunately, no nutritional information is published with the recipes. Books by Claudia Roden.

Among them are ginger, saffron, cinnamon, cumin, coriander, allspice, pomegranate concentrate, mastic, orange blossom and rosewater. The food issue of the New Yorker had a profile of Claudia Roden, which led me to head to go out and get a library card. The introductions read much like a travelogue.

A good x of the cooking of North Africa and Lebanon. See all books by Claudia Roden. Aug 08, Allison rated it really liked it Shelves: Hardcoverpages.

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Jul 07, Firefly rated it it was amazing. Claudia Roden has been my mentor for 40 years.

Oct 30, Rachel rated it liked it Shelves: Levanon in Touch Sign up. Many of these recipes are simple and quickly made and there are lots of great salads and vegetable dishes. I lebabon working on the foods of Spain and travelling around that country.


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

May 07, Hirondelle rated it liked it Shelves: I love this book, I have used a lot of the recipes and each one I have tried has arabesqu great.

Apr 19, Pam rated it really liked it Shelves: Interweaving history, stories, and There are 93 stunning color photographs to seduce the reader and visually reinforce the dishes. Nov 18, Caroline rated it liked it Shelves: Made only a few recipes. Gorgeous photos and the print looks nice.

It is impossible for me to give a favorite recipe as I love many. Dec 15, Crystal rated it really liked it Shelves: Mar 15, Kay rated it really liked it.