Claudia Roden was born and brought up in Cairo. She went to school in Paris and studied art in London where she has lived ever since. 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 Food of Italy, The Food of Spain, and the award-winning The Book of Jewish Food.
Claudia Roden channels the sun and warm glow of the Mediterranean.
To read Claudia is to sit at her table, with everything, simply, as
it should be. Pull up a chair for the food; stay at the table for
the stories. -- Yotam Ottolenghi
I could not love this book more. A palpable instant classic, infused with wisdom, generosity and achievable deliciousness. Every page feels like a blessing. -- Nigella Lawson
Claudia Roden is the queen of all cookbook writers. Med is a beautiful book brimming with wisdom and exquisite good taste. -- Jay Rayner