The Book of Jewish Food: An Odyssey from Samarkand and Vilna to the Present DayPaperback
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- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Format: Paperback | 592 pages
- Dimensions: 188mm x 246mm x 32mm | 1,320g
- Publication date: 27 August 2009
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 0140466096
- ISBN 13: 9780140466096
- Illustrations note: portraits
- Sales rank: 20,246
'No-one will ever produce a richer, or more satisfying feast of the Jewish experience' - Simon Schama. 'One can't imagine a better food book than this, ever: for the reader and the cook' - Nigella Lawson, "Vogue". '"The Book Of Jewish Food" deserves its definitive article. It should stand as the book for many years...It is not likely to be surpassed' - "The Telegraph". 'Manna from Heaven' - "Independent on Sunday".
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Claudia Roden's previous books include MEDITERRANEAN COOKERY, based on her popular BBC series and also includes A NEW BOOK OF MIDDLE EASTERN FOOD, THE BEST FROM THE MIDDLE EAST and her Penguin 60's title FULMEDAMES & OTHER VEGETARIAN DISHES. She haswon six Glenfiddich prizes inc. the 1992 Food Writer of the Year and the Glenfiddich Trophy. She lives in London, NW11.
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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.