SOAS University of London

SOAS Centenary

Centenary Lecture: Claudia Roden, food writer and author

Claudia Roden

Date: 8 February 2017Time: 7:00 PM

Finishes: 8 February 2017Time: 9:00 PM

Venue: Brunei Gallery Room: Brunei Lecture Theatre

Type of Event: Lecture

Food is culture

Food impacts on the everyday life of everyone. It is about sustenance and pleasure; about conviviality and showing and receiving love. Food is often the way an immigrant community begins to integrate its culture in a new homeland. Join critically acclaimed food writer Claudia Roden for a talk about her own experiences researching food.


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SOAS Centenary Lecture: "Food is Culture" Claudia Roden, food writer and author


Claudia Roden is the author of ten popular and critically-acclaimed cookery books, including: A Book of Middle Eastern Food; Coffee; Picnic: The Complete Guide to Outdoor Food; Mediterranean Cookery; The Food of Italy; The Book of Jewish Food: An Odyssey from Samarkand and Vilna to the Present Day; Claudia Roden’s Invitation to Mediterranean Cooking; Tamarind and Saffron: Favourite Recipes from the Middle East; Arabesque: Sumptuous Food from Morocco, Turkey and Lebanon; and The Food of Spain.


6pm Registration opens

7pm Welcome by Baroness Valerie Amos, Director of SOAS University of London

7.05pm Introduction by Dr Jakob Klein, Chair of the SOAS Food Studies Centre

7.10pm Lecture with Q&A

8pm Reception

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