Arabesque

Arabesque

A Taste of Morocco, Turkey, and Lebanon

Book - 2006
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In the 1960s Claudia Roden introduced Americans to a new world of tastes in her classic A Book of Middle Eastern Food. Now, in her enchanting new book, Arabesque , she revisits the three countries with the most exciting cuisines today--Morocco, Turkey, and Lebanon. Interweaving history, stories, and her own observations, she gives us 150 of the most delectable recipes: some of them new discoveries, some reworkings of classic dishes--all of them made even more accessible and delicious for today's home cook.

From Morocco, the most exquisite and refined cuisine of North Africa: couscous dishes; multilayered pies; delicately flavored tagine s; ways of marrying meat, poultry, or fish with fruit to create extraordinary combinations of spicy, savory, and sweet.

From Turkey, a highly sophisticated cuisine that dates back to the Ottoman Empire yet reflects many new influences today: a delicious array of kebabs, fillo pies, eggplant dishes in many guises, bulgur and chickpea salads, stuffed grape leaves and peppers, and sweet puddings.

From Lebanon, a cuisine of great diversity: a wide variety of mezze (those tempting appetizers that can make a meal all on their own); dishes featuring sun-drenched Middle Eastern vegetables and dried legumes; and national specialties such as kibbeh , meatballs with pine nuts, and lamb shanks with yogurt.

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.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2006, c2005
Edition: 1st American ed. --
ISBN: 9780307264985
030726498X
Branch Call Number: 641.5956 Rod 3558ad 1
Characteristics: 341 p. :,col. ill
Additional Contributors: Stratford Chefs School

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fletchmo
Apr 15, 2011

yogurt cake=yum

Thundymac Jul 16, 2010

As always with Claudia Roden the recipes are completely relable, delicious and interesting. Recommended.

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