[Sca-cooks] Noodled up!

Lilinah lilinah at earthlink.net
Sat Jul 14 00:33:42 PDT 2007

Suey wrote:
>I have never attempted to make kataif's, don't even know what they are
>but Perry calls them pancakes, then they are predecessors of what was it
>lasgane?  - cut a lot or some pasta like that? Sometimes they are
>classified with pasta and with others noodles? What are they? I see
>today they are a stuffed pastry but not in the Middle Ages? Can you
>define what they were then? In medieval times are we talking pasta o
>pastry. What is the difference?

You are getting a good set of descriptions of *MODERN* kataif from 
various messages. Today it is rather like shredded phyllo.

But what it is today and what it was 500 or more years ago are very different.

Which book are you referring to? Charles Perry has translated quite a 
few Arabic language cookbooks and has written many essays on aspects 
of historical Arabic and Arabic influenced cuisines.

Urtatim (that's err-tah-TEEM)
the persona formerly known as Anahita

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