Puree tomatoes, cukes, bell peppers, bread, vinegar, garlic, and olive oil until smooth, toss in the fridge until mind-numbingly cold, then slurp and sigh.
About Claudia Roden
London-based Claudia Roden is often called the food goddess of Middle Eastern food writing, and is regarded as an authority on Mediterranean, North African, and European cooking. She was born in Cairo, educated in Paris and London, and is admired the world over as a fine writer as well as a great cook. She has authored more than a dozen cookbooks, including The Food of Spain, and has been honored with both the James Beard Award and the Glenfiddich Award.