[Sca-cooks] recipes using sumac berries?

lilinah@earthlink.net lilinah at earthlink.net
Thu Aug 24 23:46:53 PDT 2006

I wrote:
>Well, there's
>1.) al-Warraq's 10th century Kitab al-Tabikh, a compendium of 9th 
>and 10th century recipes
>2.) al-Baghdadi's 13th century Kitab al-Tabikh (means "Book of 
>Dishes", i.e., "cookbook")
>3.) the as-yet not fully translated book that has a long complex 
>title that is sometimes translated to include "The Link of the 
>4.) the 14th century Book of the Description of Familiar Foods which 
>was compiled in Mamluk Egypt, but the recipes are about 1/3 
>al-Baghdadi and many, if not most, of the rest are in a similar 
>vein, so clearly 'Abbasid.

1.) Should be *ibn Sayyar's* 10th century Kitab al-Tabikh, a 
compendium of 9th and 10th century recipes

Sorry for any confusion.

3.) appears to date from the 12th C. and has the full title of  Kitab 
Al-Wusla ilal-Habib fi Wasfi Al-Tayibati wal-Tib (The Book of the 
Bond with the Friend, or the Description of Good Dishes and Perfumes) 
of which about 10 copies survive.
Urtatim (that's err-tah-TEEM)
the persona formerly known as Anahita

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