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Claudia Roden: My Life in Five Dishes: An extraordinary life story of loss, courage and food

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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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