The Cookbook Club: Claudia RodenJuly 14, 2018
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.