[Sca-cooks] The use of sumac in medieval Arabic cooking

Johnna Holloway johnna at sitka.engin.umich.edu
Wed Jan 30 06:17:33 PST 2008

You can search it through medievalcookery.com and find that it's mentioned
oddly enough by Charles Perry.
This is an excerpt from *An Anonymous Andalusian Cookbook*
(Andalusia, 13th c. - Charles Perry, trans.)
The original source can be found at David Friedman's website 
Customs that Many People Follow in Their Countries. Many are fond and 
inclined toward foods that others detest, and this is why the people of 
Yemen cook with dates ...[one word missing]... and like nothing better; 
the Persians cook rice with sumac ...


Christiane wrote:
> I guess the question is, was it ever used in the medieval period?
> I do not specifically see it mentioned in Perry, so I am just wondering if there is a term I am missing, or whether it was Turk-specific and they brought it with them into the lands they had conquered.
> Gianotta

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