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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She shows the same attention to detail in each recipe when she discusses issues such as how to correct mistakes and serving suggestions.

The pistachio cake was worth the price of the book. Support turiey free press, so we can support Austin. I’ve started using pomegranate molasses in 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 morocco Moroccan and Turkish dishes, too.

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It lacks nutritional information and measures are imprecise but that’s in keeping with the spirit of the book. For those into Lebanese or Turkish food — this book is an essential reference. I am particularly thankful for being introduced to orange blossom water from this book. So far, I’ve tried two things Dec 18, Pages Buy. This failing is made up for in this book. It is arabesquue written, both in terms arzbesque recipes and the various Middle Eastern ajd.


Now, in her enchanting new book, Anvshe revisits the three countries with the most exciting cuisines today—Morocco, Turkey, and Lebanon. Mar 14, Yasmine Alfouzan rated it really liked it Shelves: Open Preview See a Problem? Feb 24, Elizabeth Theiss rated it really liked it Shelves: The recipes are easy enough to prepare with ingredients available in Western grocery stores, and so delicious! I will say that I have never 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 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.

aabesque Claudia Roden gives a brief introduction to each recipe including suggestions for accompaniment, something sorely missing in most cookbooks. There are plenty of nonmeat dishes in this book to make vegans downright giddy.

Mar 15, Kay rated it really liked it. For Texas readers, there are many refreshing salads and mezes that are excellent in our sultry weather: Found three recipes I want to try: Morocco, Turkey, and Lebanon.

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Quite a nice collection of recipes from Turkish, Moroccan and Middle Eastern cuisines. Claudia Roden knows this part afabesque 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.

I love this book, I have used a lot of the recipes and each one I have tried has been great. Roden has written a book that the home cook can attack by region or blend dishes from with ease.


Arabesque: A Taste of Morocco, Turkey, and Lebanon

Bittman’s How to Cook Everything, on the other hand, is more like a textbook. I will say that I have never 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 tastf.

A good overview of the cooking of North Africa and Lebanon. Also by Claudia Roden.

The word arabesque has a cultural and artistic connotation. I plan to keep trying recipes, although I suspect I’ll mostly stick with the mezze kinda ,orocco tapas rather than the main courses. While I wouldn’t keep this for my shelves, I would definitely borrow it from the library again. The recipes are also easily adaptable when you have trouble getting an ingredient. It inspires one to get in the kitchen and get tactile and messy.

I am working on the foods of Spain and travelling around that country. Jul 31, Lesli rated it really liked it Shelves: Published October 31st by Knopf first published October 27th The conundrum of Istanbul tucker begins to unravel as she gives you a sense of regional cuisine.

Our favorites are in the dessert section. May 07, Hirondelle rated it liked it Shelves: