Category Archives: November

Cookbook Club: Claudia Roden

Cookbook Club: Claudia Roden

Saturdays 11/3 from 10:30am to 1:30pm

New School of Cooking Pasadena

Each month we discuss a significant cookbook and prepare a group meal adapted from its recipes. Here’s what’s on the Cookbook Club menu this month:

A Book of Middle Eastern Food by Claudia Roden, 1968
Prior to Claudia Roden’s A Book of Middle Eastern Food, all Middle Eastern cookbooks in English were translations of medieval recipes. Roden is not only a cookbook writer but a cultural anthropologist. She began to source recipes from fellow refugees and immigrants who longed for their native foods. Her story is a fascinating one, her books groundbreaking. First published in the United Kingdom, it was released in the United States in 1972 to high praise. ($115)

Sign up for all three fall Cookbook Club classes at a discounted rate of $330.

Classes meet at New School of Cooking’s Pasadena campus.
525 East Colorado Blvd, Pasadena 91101

Though reading the book prior to each class date is not necessary, it is available for sale here.

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Los Angeles Restaurant Menus

Los Angeles Restaurant Menus

Saturday 11/10 from 9:00am to 12:30pm

The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens

Discover Southern California’s architecture from 1920 to 1940 in the special exhibition Architects of a Golden Age: Highlights from the Huntington’s Southern California Architecture Collection. Prepare a group meal from Los Angeles restaurants menus of the same time period. ($85 members; $100 non-members)

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