every morning this week (monday 2nd to friday 6th), 10.45-11.00am (repeated 7,45pm), on bbc radio 4
claudia roden: a book of middle eastern food, starring tracy-ann oberman, david fleeshman, and yotam ottolenghi (5 episodes, in the 15 minute drama series)
“1: Claudia remembers her early life in Cairo and the nostalgic dishes of her childhood.
2: Now at art school in London, Claudia despairs of British cooking. Everything changes when her beloved parents are expelled from Egypt and join her.
3: Claudia’s quest for Middle Eastern recipes takes her to embassies, carpet shops and any gathering where she might meet fellow Middle Easterners. Cooking with her mother brings them even closer together.
4: Claudia’s research takes her to the Medieval section of the British Library, for ancient Arabic recipes that she tries out on her children. At last, she finds a publisher.
5: As Claudia continues to research and share recipes from all over the world, she is celebrated by fellow cooks and still cooks with her family – this time her granddaugher, Nelly, rather than her mother.”
(if you miss them, available at https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09xjb5v#playt=47s)