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Claudia Roden

Claudia Roden

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First broadcast: Sun 29 Jul 2001

Cookery writer

This week Sue Lawley's castaway is the award-winning cookery writer Claudia Roden whose Book of Middle Eastern Food revolutionised Western attitudes to the cuisines of the Middle East. Her Book of Jewish Food has been described as 'the richest and most sensuous encyclopaedia of Jewish life ever set in print'. She chooses eight records to take with her to the mythical island.

[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]

Choices

Ibrahim el-Hagger & Sami Nussair

1.

Ibrahim el-Hagger & Sami Nussair

Samal El Aryan

Performer: Ibrahim el-Hagger & Sami Nussair

Judith Cohen with Gerineldo

2.

Judith Cohen with Gerineldo

Ventanas Altas

Performer: Judith Cohen with Gerineldo

Édith Piaf

3.

Castaway's favourite

Édith Piaf

L'Accordeoniste

Performer: Édith Piaf

Others who chose this artist

Giuseppe Verdi

4.

Giuseppe Verdi

Caro nome (from Rigoletto)

Composer: Giuseppe Verdi

Others who chose this artist

Mikis Theodorakis

5.

Mikis Theodorakis

Vraho vraho (My grief is like a rock)

Composer: Mikis Theodorakis

Others who chose this artist

Luciano Pavarotti

6.

Luciano Pavarotti

O Sole Mio

Performer: Luciano Pavarotti

Others who chose this artist

Klevrisa Ensemble

7.

Klevrisa Ensemble

Alter Yiddisher Tants (Old Jewish Dance)

Performer: Klevrisa Ensemble

Johann Sebastian Bach

8.

Johann Sebastian Bach

English Suite No. 1 in A major - 1st movement

Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach

Others who chose this artist

Book

A La Recherche Du Temps by Marcel Proust

Others who chose this author

Luxury item

Oil paints and brushes

Others who chose a similar luxury

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