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Spain felt like home


Regional recipes in Spain
Claudia Roden Writer
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I found out that in Catalonia, they had collected 900 local recipes. In Galicia, 900 recipes, in Minorca and Majorca – 600 recipes. So, there were probably just versions of the same one, who knows. But there were. And Catalonia was trying very hard to be recognised as UNESCO, they had a series of recipes that were... they said should be recognised as the immaterial heritage of the world.

Claudia Roden (b. 1936) is an Egyptian-born British cookbook writer and cultural anthropologist of Sephardi/Mizrahi descent. She is best known as the author of Middle Eastern cookbooks including A Book of Middle Eastern Food, The New Book of Middle Eastern Food and The Book of Jewish Food.

Listeners: Nelly Wolman

Claudia Roden talking to her granddaughter Nelly Wolman about her life in food.

Tags: Spain, Catalonia, Galicia, Minorca, Majorca

Duration: 44 seconds

Date story recorded: September 2022

Date story went live: 04 December 2023