Picnics

By Claudia Roden

Original Publisher
Robert Hale
Date of publication
1981
ISBN
1908117443

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Recommended by

Catherine Phipps

Food writer and author

As useful and as scholarly as any of her books, but much more fun. It's indefatigable - there are even sections on pit cooking abd baking in clay. One moment you are reading a nostalgic account of childhood picnics in Egypt - and evocative food to match - the next you are bang up to date with the current fascination for smoking and barbecuing. Timeless.

Hayley Anderton

Blogger at Desperate Reader

I love the way it changed my idea of picnics from oranges with sand on them and hard boiled eggs to something less reminiscent of a 70's childhood.