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A Drizzle of Honey: The Life and Recipes of Spain's Secret Jews

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When Iberian Jews were converted to Catholicism under duress during the Inquisition, many struggled to retain their Jewish identity in private while projecting Christian conformity in the public sphere. To root out these heretics, the courts of the Inquisition published checklists of koshering practices and "grilled" the servants, neighbors, and even the children of those ...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published September 25th 2000 by St. Martin's Griffin (first published 1999)
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Lupine
Sep 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: adult, culinary, history, spain
Spain, history & food. It hits the trifecta of things I love.
Kitchengrrl
Apr 22, 2008 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: history buffs, kosher cooks
Shelves: cookbooks
I haven't made any of the recipes in this book, and most of them don't really appeal to me, but as a history book this was absolutely fascinating. It gave a whole new level of insight to me about th Spanish Inquisition and the lives of Spain's medieval Jews.
Rebecca Huston
Compiled from the records of the Spanish Inquisition, this is much more than just a cookbook. The stories of Spanish Marranos (secret Jews) are given here, along with their recipes and customs, in a book that is both delicious (with the food) and haunting (for the stories) inside. Very much recommended.

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Susan Cosden
Nov 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
Yes it is a cookbook but it is so much more. For anyone interested in Anussim and Conversos this book was fascinating both in terms of the Inquisition records and how the author created some of these recipes.
Eric Hines
Sep 26, 2009 marked it as to-read
Shelves: food, cooking
food & cooking
Shira
Aug 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
This was a sad but excellent and well researched book on Converso food and Inquisition use of culture to find and prosecute crypto-Jews.
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It is like entering a time machine: you connect to a bygone era and a cultural relic. The recipes are easy to follow and using them is an adventure in itself.
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