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Episode 3: People of the Cookbook

“Every cuisine tells a story,” writes Claudia Roden in the Book of Jewish Food. “Jewish food tells the story of an uprooted, migrating people and their vanished worlds.” Claudia’s childhood world vanished when the Jewish community was forced out of Egypt in the 1950s. Her quest to collect family recipes led to a celebrated career as a cookbook author. But Claudia writes more than recipes—she traces the DNA of cuisine. In this Passover edition, Claudia Roden talks about Passover cooking, her childhood in Egypt, and what makes Jewish food Jewish.

Released April 5, 2016
  • Claudia Roden cooking

  • Aleppo synagogue where Claudia Roden's great-grandfather was chief rabbi

  • Claudia Roden as a young woman

  • Claudia Roden's 60-Year-Old Garlic Press

  • Claudia Roden's Kitchen in London

  • Claudia Roden in her Kitchen

  • Claudia Roden Cooking
  • Aleppo Synagogue of Claudia Roden's Family
  • Young Claudia Roden
  • Claudia Roden's 60-Year-Old Garlic Press
  • Claudia Roden's Kitchen
  • Claudia Roden in her Kitchen

How to cite this page

Jewish Women's Archive. "Episode 3: People of the Cookbook." (Viewed on December 13, 2019) <>.


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