[Sca-cooks] Beverage experiments

Johnna Holloway johnna at sitka.engin.umich.edu
Thu Feb 14 08:29:55 PST 2008

This is what the  Muzammala is as mentioned in the chapter title

Chapter 110 (beginning on page 450) is titled
"Measures taken when drinking water cooled in Muzammala or
chilled with crushed ice (Thalj Madrub)" of the 
Annals of the Caliphs' Kitchens.

It's defined as an  insulated household vessel for cold water.


David Friedman wrote:
> Another probably period technique is to have the liquid in a 
> container being cooled by evaporation. One way recorded in the Middle 
> East in the 19th century, and I suspect going much farther back, is 
> water in the sort of clay container that lets a little of the water 
> soak through and evaporate.

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