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Mediterranean Cookery (Bbc Books)

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A paperback edition of this lavishly illustrated cookbook that coincides with the airing in this country of the popular BBC Mediterranean Cookery television series, introduced and narrated by Claudia Roden, on PBS networks starting in March, 1992. 100 full-color photographs.
Published June 25th 1998 by Penguin Books Ltd (first published January 1st 1920)
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This is a great cook book of a very popular area. I must admit I have not used any of the recipes, however I am very familier with many of them and the author makes it easy to follow, even with the difference in names for certain things than those used in the US, for example eggplant and aubergines.
There are plenty of illustrations and does explain some things not found in other books. Like preparing grape leaves for Dolmathes Avgolemono--Stuffed Vine Leaves with egg and lemon sauce. Many of t
This cookbook on Mediterranean cooking includes 250 recipes providing an almost encyclopedic overview. Despite Claudia Roden's expertise and reputation, I find this book to not be nearly as good as her much later book "Arabesque; A Taste of Morocco, Turkey & Lebanon". This book includes many recipes for stews, tagines and the like which I found too sweet and fatty. I would recommend cooks review the recipes and adjust them to suit their personal taste.
Jul 17, 2009 John rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: lovers of traditional but not the most obvious trad.
Cookbooks like these are so totally out of fashion nowadays... A paperback?? ...No Photos???? Well, i've had this book for years now and i find it such a wonderful, personal conglomeration of traditional Mediterannean recipes,from the rustic to the more festive....Syrian Fish with Tamarind, greek leeks , kibbeh, Catalan recipes....its nearly all worth just trying out she never misleads you , iv'e found. Its all fairly simple and SO tasty...
Nov 05, 2007 Char rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: people who love to cook - and to eat
I learned of Claudia Roden through an interview with her in The New Yorker - and had to check out her cookbooks. She grew up in Cairo, moved to London as an adult and found English food abysmal. She set about writing cookbooks and they are lucious.
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Claudia Roden was 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.
With her bestselling classic, A Book of Middle Eastern Food, first published in 1968, Roden revolutionized Western attitudes to the cuis
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