[Sca-cooks] Period Chicken Salad

Sue Clemenger mooncat at in-tch.com
Mon Aug 21 20:38:46 PDT 2006

What about dried, ground pom seeds? I've got a little box of those....
Sumac, I've got, too....

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> They are there for flavor and color. If you can't find pomegranates 
> (yeah, it's a little ahead of the season), i'd skip them.
> If you like, you could sprinkle some
> (1.) sumac
> OR
> (2.) barberries (if dried, briefly soaked)
> around the edges along with the chopped cucumbers, since that would 
> add a nicely contrasting warm color and a tart flavor like the 
> pomegranates would. I'm not saying the taste would be the same, but 
> the effect would.
> Sumac is used in 'Abbasid recipes. I have not seen barberries used in 
> them, however. I have found barberries in at least one late 15th c. 
> Ottoman recipe, and they are used in modern Persian recipes.
> -- 
> Urtatim (that's err-tah-TEEM)
> the persona formerly known as Anahita

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