Recipes from Arabesque

Arabesque: A Taste of Morocco, Turkey, and Lebanon by Claudia Roden

In the 1960s Claudia Roden introduced Americans to a new world of tastes in her classic A Book of Middle Eastern Food. Now, in her enchanting new book, Arabesque, she revisits the three countries with the most exciting cuisines today—Morocco, Turkey, and Lebanon. Interweaving history, stories, and her own observations, she gives us 150 of the most delectable recipes: some of them new discoveries, some reworkings of classic dishes—all of them made even more accessible and delicious for today’s home cook.

Lamb kibbeh cut into wedges topped with caramelized onions and toasted pine nuts

Lamb Kibbeh with Onion and Pine Nuts

This baked kibbeh is an easier-to-make cousin of the work-intensive classic. The ground lamb base is crowned with a savory onion and pine nut topping.

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  • 25 M
  • 1 H
  • 0
Plate of sauteed chicken breast on top of tomato pilaf, sumac served alongside

Chicken with Tomato Pilaf

Sauteed chicken chunks are nestled over rice pilaf speckled with fresh tomatoes and parsley. A wedge of lemon or sumac finishes the dish.

  • 35 M
  • 1 H
  • 4