This week, the legendary food writer Claudia Roden joins us from her home in London to talk about her career and her journey as a food writer. We learn about the first time she started exchanging written recipes, how she traveled and worked her way into kitchens all across the Mediterranean and how she created a singular style of food writing. She is the author of many groundbreaking books, including A Book of Middle Eastern Food, and her newest, coming out this fall in 2021, Claudia Roden’s Mediterranean: Treasured Recipes from a Lifetime of Travel. We also talk to one her biggest fans, chef Yotam Ottolenghi about his admiration for Claudia’s unique approach to food writing and historical knowledge of food and background. Plus, he shares one of his favorite recipes from his book, Plenty More inspired by one of her dishes.
Photo Credit: Jamie Lau Waitrose & Partners Food
Broadcast dates for this episode:
July 23, 2021 (originally aired)
July 22, 2022 (rebroadcast)