The Book of Jewish Food: 25th Anniversary Edition

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The Book of Jewish Food: An Odyssey from Samarkand and Vilna to the Present Day

A special 25th anniversary edition of the iconic and influential cookbook from the eminent food writer, Claudia Roden.

A result of 16 years of research, The Book of Jewish Food was originally published in 1997 when Jewish cuisine was overlooked by the food industry and enjoyed instead behind closed doors around the world. In this revolutionary book, Roden shone a light on the diverse flavours and cultural origins of those dishes, revealing the beauty and simplicity of traditional Ashkenazi and Sephardi food on the page for the first time. In doing so, she put Jewish food on the map and changed the modern culinary landscape for good.

This beautiful 25th anniversary edition with new content and recipes is a celebration of the food that has transformed our world, and will make the perfect gift for any home cook.


About the Author

Claudia Roden was born and brought up in Cairo, but was educated in Paris and in London, where she has lived for many years. Widely admired as both a great cook and a fine writer, she has written classic works on Middle Eastern food and Mediterranean cookery, including the award-winning The Book of Jewish Food, and, most recently, The Food of Italy.

Claudia Roden was born and brought up in Cairo. She finished her education in Paris and later studied art in London. Starting as a painter she was drawn to the subject of food partly through a desire to evoke a lost heritage - one of the pleasures of a happy life in Egypt.

The local delight in food, like the light, colour and smells and the special brand of hospitality, warmth and humour, has left a permanent impression. With her bestselling classic, A Book of Middle Eastern Food (Penguin 1970, revised edition A New Book of Middle Eastern Food, 1985), first published in 1968, Claudia Roden revolutionised Western attitudes to the cuisines of the Middle East.

Her intensely personal approach and her passionate appreciation of the dishes delighted readers, while she introduced them to a new world of foods, both exotic and wholesome. 



  • ISBN: 9780241996645
    ISBN-10: 0241996643
    Audience: General
    Format: Hardcover
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 592
    Available: 15th November 2022
    Publisher: Penguin UK
    Dimensions (cm): 25.2 x 19.6  x 3.1
    Weight (kg): 1.33
    Edition Number: 1