[Sca-cooks] Curious Quick Request...

Terry Decker t.d.decker at att.net
Thu Nov 13 13:38:56 PST 2008

Islam isn't a force in the Middle East until around 650, byt which time it 
held the Arabioan Peninsula.  By 700, it was a significant force in North 
Africa and moving east into the rest of the Middle East.  While the Jews had 
dietary restrictions, did the pre-Islamic Arabs have the same?  One also 
need remember that most of this was part of the Eastern Roman Empire at the 
time, so a Roman recipe for pork might not be out of order.  Even after 700, 
the Byzantine controlled areas would probably have pork.


> Uh... dude, do the words Kosher or Halal mean anything to you?  Nobody in 
> that area would touch the stuff during the medieval period, or pretty much 
> since.
> I don't mean to be flippant but think really hard about this question.
> Selene
> rattkitten at bellsouth.net wrote:
>> Ok now here is a weird one...
>> Does anyone have a Middle Eastern Period Pork Recipe?  Are there any? 
>> Within the next 2 hours would be great... you can even tell me where to 
>> simply look online (other than the Florilegium... I can't get sucked in 
>> today...) ;)  I am simply looking to point out one to someone else...
>> Thanks
>> Nichola

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