Reviews

  • Claudia Roden is no more a simple cookbook writer than Marcel Proust was a biscuit baker. She is, rather, memorialist, historian, ethnographer, anthropologist, essayist, poet ...

    Simon Schama
  • Claudia Roden's writing has the fascination of her conversation. Her books are treasure-houses of information and mines of literary pleasures

    Observer
  • Roden's great gift is to conjure up not just a cuisine but the culture from which it springs

    Nigella Lawson
  • Beyond the evocative stories and buoyant style ... there is always information ... meticulously collected, compellingly assembled, lovingly told ... informative, delectable and incredibly useful

    Yotam Ottolenghi