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Claudia Roden ... A Book of Middle Eastern Food

Postby suffolk » April 2nd, 2018, 6:37 am

Claudia Roden's biography is being serialised on Radio 4 at 10:45 every morning this week.
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Re: Claudia Roden ... A Book of Middle Eastern Food

Postby StokeySue » April 2nd, 2018, 8:22 am

She's speaking at the British Library on Friday night, can't go :(
I'll add the R4 prog to My Radio, thanks
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Re: Claudia Roden ... A Book of Middle Eastern Food

Postby StokeySue » April 2nd, 2018, 8:45 am

Hmm - didn't realise it is a drama not a reading. I'll try it but not hopeful. Bizarrely they list the writer, producer etc. but not the cast
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Re: Claudia Roden ... A Book of Middle Eastern Food

Postby suffolk » April 2nd, 2018, 8:47 am

Oh :( I thought the trailer said Tracy Ann Obermann 'reading' :? .... one of their 'dramatised readings' perhaps ... I'll try it and see ...
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Re: Claudia Roden ... A Book of Middle Eastern Food

Postby StokeySue » April 2nd, 2018, 8:53 am

The full programme pagedoesgive a cast, including Tracey-Anne Obermann. It is the 15 minute drama slot
Cast just wasn't in th iPlayer app
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09xjb5v
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Re: Claudia Roden ... A Book of Middle Eastern Food

Postby suffolk » April 2nd, 2018, 9:25 am

Well, there's some good names there ... we shall see ... I may 'listen again' later tho as OH is in the studio and he'll be doing Pop Master with Ken Bruce 8-)
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Re: Claudia Roden ... A Book of Middle Eastern Food

Postby Ratatouille » April 2nd, 2018, 2:42 pm

Listened this morning while I was cooking. rather good I thought but somewhat intrusive music.
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Re: Claudia Roden ... A Book of Middle Eastern Food

Postby KC2 » April 2nd, 2018, 5:15 pm

Great, thanks for the :tu:
CR is one of our favourite cooks/writers.
We have 3 (! don't ask) copies of her Food of Italy (I used to have 4 but gave one to my sister) and I have the Penguin M E food from way back when, and we also have Arabesque which we use a lot.
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Re: Claudia Roden ... A Book of Middle Eastern Food

Postby scullion » April 2nd, 2018, 5:21 pm

the book of the week is interesting, too. 'factfulness' by the global health statistician, hans rosling.
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Postby PatsyMFagan » April 3rd, 2018, 10:54 am

scullion wrote:the book of the week is interesting, too. 'factfulness' by the global health statistician, hans rosling.


I enjoyed that too :tu:
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Re: Claudia Roden ... A Book of Middle Eastern Food

Postby StokeySue » April 3rd, 2018, 10:55 am

I ought to listen to that tooo....so much stuff, so little time
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Re: Claudia Roden ... A Book of Middle Eastern Food

Postby suffolk » April 3rd, 2018, 11:13 am

I listened to the first CR episode yesterday evening ... it was interesting although in a different way to how I expected ... the way different cultures engage with their own and each other's cooking is important.
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Re: Claudia Roden ... A Book of Middle Eastern Food

Postby scullion » April 3rd, 2018, 11:17 am

StokeySue wrote:I ought to listen to that tooo....so much stuff, so little time


i'm afraid r4 is a permanent fixture in our house so we hear everything (except when the tv goes on) - unless we're out.
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Re: Claudia Roden ... A Book of Middle Eastern Food

Postby suffolk » April 3rd, 2018, 11:22 am

scullion wrote:
StokeySue wrote:I ought to listen to that tooo....so much stuff, so little time


i'm afraid r4 is a permanent fixture in our house so we hear everything (except when the tv goes on) - unless we're out.


I received most of my education (well, most useful stuff anyway) since my early teens via R4 .... it's on most of the time here too :kneel: :luv:
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Re: Claudia Roden ... A Book of Middle Eastern Food

Postby StokeySue » April 3rd, 2018, 11:34 am

I really can't listen to things like a book reading while doing something else, I need to pay attention properly to enjoy it. A few things, like folding laundry and ironing are OK - I listened to all the Living with Gods podcasts either while ironing or on public transport. And I will not listen to the Archers or most of those drawn out afternoon dramas, so utterly tedious
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Postby StokeySue » April 3rd, 2018, 12:52 pm

Before you all jump on me about the Archers - it's all radio drama I find tedious, I may try to get into it a bit more, I can do Hitchhiker's Guide, but that's as far as I've got
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Re: Claudia Roden ... A Book of Middle Eastern Food

Postby suffolk » April 3rd, 2018, 12:55 pm

I've enjoyed soooooooo much radio drama over the years ............ I remember with great affection The Barchester Chronicles which, IIRC were broadcast on Sunday afternoons back in the 80s. :luv:
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Re: Claudia Roden ... A Book of Middle Eastern Food

Postby Ratatouille » April 7th, 2018, 12:26 pm

She, Claudia Roden, was on Kitchen cabinet this morning.
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Re: Claudia Roden ... A Book of Middle Eastern Food

Postby StokeySue » April 7th, 2018, 12:43 pm

I'm doing quite well with the dramatisation, though if anyon else says "oh, that smells so good" I may scream. Merciful lack of overly intrusive sound effects.

I think two things put me off radio drama, Nrs Dale's Diary and some made for schools. When I started trying to listen to them again they seemed to have bought a load of unnecessary sound effects cheap, which grated, and a lot of the dramatisations are based on books, and I seldom really enjoy an adaptation of a book I've read
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