The Book of Jewish Food: An Odyssey from Samarkand to New York

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Knopf, 1996 - Cooking - 668 pages
In more than 800 glorious recipes interwoven with stories, reminiscences, and history, Claudia Roden traces the fascinating development of Jewish cooking over the centuries. The recipes - many of them never before documented - are the treasures garnered by the author during almost fifteen years of traveling around the world, tasting, watching, collecting recipes, talking to cooks and food sellers, and gathering the stories that spice this remarkable book. During her travels Claudia Roden wrote down her affectionate memories of the people behind the thousands of recipes she collected. She presents to us only the finest of her myriad dishes and leavens them throughout with tales of her travels, with intriguing history, with jokes and stories shared in communities all over the globe - in tiny villages and in such once-great Jewish cultural centers as Aleppo and Salonika.

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The history in this book is great. I found alot of great recipes also. This is a great book for the jr to professional chef in any ones life! Read full review

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The well-known author of The Book of Jewish Food and other works on Italian and Mediterranean cuisines, Roden calls her first cookbook, A Book of Middle Eastern Food (1972), a "labor of love" as it ... Read full review


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Claudia Roden was born and raised in Cairo. She completed her formal education in Paris and then moved to London to study art. She travels extensively as a food writer. Her previous books include Mediterranean Cookery, which was published in conjunction with her BBC television series; her seminal A Book of Middle Eastern Food; Everything Tastes Better Outdoors; The Good Food of Italy--Region by Region; and Coffee: A Connoisseur's Companion. She has won five Glenfiddich prizes, including 1992 Food Writer of the Year and the Glenfiddich Trophy. In 1989 she received the two most prestigious food prizes of Italy--the Premio Orio Vergani and the Premio Maria Luigia, Duchessa di Parma--for her London Sunday Times Magazine series "The Taste of Italy." She lives in London.

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