By Claudia Roden

ISBN-10: 0141966017

ISBN-13: 9780141966014

Roden's superb present is to conjure up not only a delicacies however the tradition from which it springs' Nigella Lawson

Award-winning nutrition author Claudia Roden revolutionized Western attitudes to the cuisines of the center East together with her bestselling Book of center japanese Food. Introducing hundreds of thousands to attractive new scents and flavours, her intensely own, passionate writings conveyed an age-old culture of relatives consuming and shared memory.

This choice comprises recipes for tagines from Morocco, salads from Turkey, a peasant soup from Egypt, Persian rice dishes and Armenian koftas, in addition to discussions of spices, industry bargaining, youth thoughts of Cairo and the etiquette of tea and occasional ingesting; evoking not just a food yet a complete lifestyle.

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Add the garlic and leeks and stir a minute, but don’t let them brown. Add the tomato sauce, cream, pepper flakes, and basil and bring to a boil. Transfer to a blender and puree. Add a little sugar to balance the tartness, and a big pinch of salt. BESH BIG EASY 37 SOUPS & BISQUES Honey Island Chanterelle Soup Nothing beats the “ woodsy, peppery aroma F Serves 6 ¼ cup olive oil 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes of the chanterelles we 1 onion, chopped find growing wild on the 1 head green garlic or 3 green onions, minced 1 sprig fresh thyme 3 cups Go-To Chicken Stock (page 27) sandy river bluffs on the North Shore of Lake 1 pound chanterelle mushrooms, chopped 1 small russet potato, peeled and chopped 1 cup white wine 1 cup heavy cream Salt and pepper Pontchartrain.

In a mixing bowl, combine the cornstarch, rice flour, and soda water. Dip the shrimp into the batter and drip off excess. Fry the shrimp until crispy. Drain on paper towels and salt well. In a large bowl, whisk together the chili paste and mayonnaise. Add the hot fried shrimp, toss, and serve. 18 EASY APPS Shrimp Remoulade F Serves 12 1 cup mayonnaise Juice of 1 lemon ¼ cup Dijon mustard 1 teaspoon Tabasco 2 tablespoons prepared horseradish ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper Salt 2 green onions, chopped ½ stalk celery, minced 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley 1 clove garlic, minced 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar 24 jumbo wild American shrimp or 3 dozen smaller shrimp, boiled in spicy water (see note, right), drained, and peeled For the remoulade, combine all ingredients but the shrimp in a medium bowl and mix well.

Bring to a boil, then reduce immediately to a simmer. The potatoes will become soft and silky in about 20 minutes. Transfer the soup to a blender and puree. I have a tendency to blow this up from time to time, so make sure not to overfill the blender and blend on low speed. Add salt and pepper. Go-To Chicken Stock Making stock is not complicated. I freeze the carcasses from every chicken I roast and make stock when I have enough of them. I start by putting the carcasses in a stockpot. Often I’ll brown some chicken and/or turkey wings in the oven (about 1 pound of bones total), and throw them into the pot as well.

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