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Claudia Roden: My Life in Five Dishes

An extraordinary life story of love, courage and loss from the woman who’s been credited with revolutionising western attitudes to middle eastern food.

We meet the woman who’s been credited with revolutionising western attitudes to Middle Eastern and Jewish food.

Claudia Roden talks to Emily Thomas about her life through five dishes, from a comfortable childhood in Cairo to exile in 1950s Britain. She explains how a longing for home led her to painstakingly collect recipes from across the Middle East, and how she turned them into classic cookbooks that have inspired generations of chefs. Plus, we hear Claudia's unique perspective on today's culinary scene and a top tip on how to get honey off a spoon.

(Photo: Claudia Roden standing in front of one of her paintings. Credit: BBC)

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Sun 22 Apr 2018 07:32GMT

Pan fried fish à la Provençale

Pan fried fish à la Provençale
In this programme Claudia Roden shares her recipe for Pan fried fish à la Provençale, with summer flavourings of tomatoes, garlic, lemon, ginger and honey. You can find the recipe here

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