[Sca-cooks] Kiri's Middle Eastern Feast
lilinah at earthlink.net
Mon Mar 31 18:38:21 PDT 2008
>Did you use the toasted sesame oil or the non-toasted (which I've yet
Dude, you're in Texas, aren't you? Home of Whole Foods. Stop in
sometime for a look. At least i've found unroasted sesame oil in many
Whole Foods in California and in Whole Foods in Philadelphia... ought
to have it in Texas.
The deal is this:
sesame seed oil (unroasted) is used for cooking in the Middle East,
quite common in al-Baghdadi
In its home base of EAST ASIA (China, Korea, Japan) the roasted
sesame seed oil is not really used much as a cooking oil, but
basically as a flavoring added near the end of cooking or to make
uncooked dipping sauces.
Waaaaaay different. And the toasted is STILL inappropriate for Middle
The Ottomans rarely used it. They tended to use butter or fat-tail
sheep tail-fat. In the palaces and upper classes olive oil was
strictly for use in lamps.
Urtatim (that's err-tah-TEEM)
the persona formerly known as Anahita
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