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Annals of the Caliphs' Kitchens: Ibn Sayyar Al-Warraq's Tenth-Century Baghdadi Cookbook
Written nearly a thousand years ago, al-Warraq's cookbook is the most comprehensive work of its kind. This traditional cookbook with more than 600 recipes from the luxurious cuisine of medieval Islam is also a rare guide to the contemporary culinary culture. Its numerous anecdotes and poems unfold the role of food in the politics of Islam's golden era.Introducing this eleg ...more
Hardcover, 867 pages
Published November 26th 2007 by Brill Academic Publishers
(first published January 1st 2007)
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This book contains over 600 recipes from Baghdad during its Golden Age in the ninth & tenth centuries. It provides insight into certain levels of society, not only through food, but poetry, conversation, and health advice. The translator provides an invaluable introduction into the history of medieval Arabic language cookbooks and an extensive glossary on cuisine related Arabic words.
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