[Sca-cooks] recipes using sumac berries?

Anne-Marie Rousseau dailleurs at liripipe.com
Wed Aug 23 16:12:37 PDT 2006

I will often sprinkle a bit of sumac on the top of my hummous for presentation. its 
a beautiful color and adds an intersting sweet smokey taste that's different than 


On Wed Aug 23 17:09 , Stefan li Rous <stefanlirous at austin.rr.com> sent:

>Urtatim replied to someone:
>(yeah, it's a little ahead of the season), i'd skip them.
>If you like, you could sprinkle some
>(1.) sumac
>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. >>>
>I'm not quite sure which recipes these "'Abbasid recipes" are, but  
>can anyone point me to some other period recipes, preferably European  
>ones, which use sumac berries?
>I have a jar of sumac berries which I bought from the Pepperer's  
>Guild at Pennsic in a previous year. I often buy unusual items such  
>as this when I see them without having a plan on where to use them,  
>and I'd like to use them in something.
>   Stefan
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