33 of 35 people found the following review helpful
The best of my cookbook collection (over 300 books!),
By A Customer
This review is from: A New Book of Middle Eastern Food (Cookery Library) (Paperback)
I bought the original edition many years ago, and I found it so useful and delightful to read that I bought the new one as soon as it came out. The author mixes folk tales with personal anecdotes, an outline of the origins of certain dishes and of course, a bounty of clear and wonderful recipes. Each one of them is the best I have ever found for the dish in question, well explained, and comes out perfect every time. Thanks to Mrs Roden I have opened a treasure chest, her book is a voyage of discovery of Middle Eastern food, tradition, way of life, folklore, etc. The sun shines on every page!
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