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Cooking from Claudia Roden's THE FOOD OF ITALY (1989)

damiano | Jan 31, 2018 12:49 AM

This is the thread for reporting on dishes you cook from Claudia Roden’s 1989 classic book, updated in 2012, THE FOOD OF ITALY: REGION BY REGION.

I've seen several of Claudia Roden's books discussed here, including a few as a COTM. However, I haven't seen recipes from THE FOOD OF ITALY explored so far, and I hope more people will join me in cooking from this book.

About the author: "CLAUDIA RODEN was born and brought up in Cairo and educated in Paris and in London. Widely admired as both a great cook and a fine writer, she is the author of several books, including The New Book of Middle Eastern Food and The Book of Jewish Food."

"The Food of Italy grew out of “The Taste of Italy,” a series of articles she wrote for the Sunday Times of London. For an entire year Roden traveled up and down Italy, through every region, taking in city and countryside, to discover the local specialties on their home ground. She visited the kitchens of both professional and private cooks, watching them at work and listening to their stories." (source:

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Link to US amazon edition (note that page numbers may be different from the updated 2012 edition).

The Food Of Italy: Claudia Roden: 9780224096010: Books
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