Claudia Roden was born and brought up in Cairo, and educated in Paris and in London, where she has lived for many years. Widely admired as both a great cook and a fine writer, she is world-renowned for authoring classic cookbooks, such as Arabesque and The Book of Jewish Food. Claudia meticulously researches each book and draws upon her Jewish heritage and extensive travelling to create comprehensive guides to some of the world’s greatest cuisines. Her works are universally respected and have garnered great praise and admiration from the likes of Yotam Ottolenghi, Ruth Rogers and Russell Norman. Her most recent book is the 25th anniversary edition of The Food of Italy, an authoritative and approachable guide to one of the world’s best-loved cuisines.