About Claudia Roden

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. @claudiaroden

One glass dish of orange flan on a lace tablecloth

Spanish Orange Flan

Made from just three ingredients, this classic flan is ridiculously easy to toss together. A tangy, rich, creamy coda to a luxe dinner or a simple brunch.

A bowl of Spanish gazpacho on a linen cloth and napkin with a spoon beside it and a bowl of chopped peppers, cucumber, and onion.

Spanish Gazpacho

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.