What we eat, we become. Cook book author and cultural anthropologist Claudia Roden was one of the first to popularise middle eastern food into the European mainstream kitchen. With her new way of food storytelling she tried to introduce Europeans, with their conservative European taste, to new cultures and cuisines. Program editor Simon de Leeuw talks to her about growing up in Egypt in a Jewish-Syrian family, moving to the UK and how food is a way to hold onto your cultural identity and at the same time can bring different cultures together.
This episode is a part of a podcast miniseries produced in the run up to the Forum on European Culture Festival.
More food content? The Netherlands’ most famous chef Joris Bijdendijk contributes to the Forum on 19th of September.