Global Jewish Food Culture: Claudia Roden’s Mediterranean
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The grand dame of Jewish cooking in the diaspora shares her favorite dishes over the decades.
Join world-renowned food writer Claudia Roden on a culinary journey across the Mediterranean, all from the comfort of your own table. Widely credited with revolutionizing Western attitudes to Middle Eastern and Mediterranean food, Claudia is a living legend. While best known for her deep dives into cuisines, her newest book Claudia Roden’s Mediterranean is a timeless collection of the food she loves and cooks for friends and family.
You’ll find tried-and-true favorites from France, Greece, and Spain to Egypt, Turkey, and Morocco, inspired by Claudia’s decades of travel and research throughout the region.
Join Claudia for a distills a life’s worth of traveling and eating her way through the Mediterranean, presenting a selection of the recipes that she cooks the most often because they bring the most joy.
Claudia Roden is a cookbook writer and anthropologist based in the UK. She grew up in Cairo and studied in both Paris and London. She has published multiple bestsellers, including the international award-winning The Book of Jewish Food, and she introduced the UK to Middle Eastern cuisines in 1968 with her bestselling cookbook, A Book of Middle Eastern Food. In addition to her writing career, Roden has presented cookery shows on the BBC and she is co-chair of the Oxford Symposium on Food and Cookery.
Michelle Starkman is AJU’s Vice President of Communications, where she is responsible for leading the university’s internal and external communications and media relations strategies. She also oversees digital content, manages the University’s marketing strategy, advertising, and serves on the university’s senior team. Prior to joining AJU in 2017, Michelle served as Admissions and Marketing Director at a local Jewish day school, and as the Director of Marketing and Communications for a local management consulting firm. Michelle holds an MBA from Pepperdine’s Graziadio School of Business, and an M.A. and B.A. in Political Science from Cal State Northridge.