[Sca-cooks] Curious Quick Request...
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
> I don't mean to be flippant but think really hard about this question.
> 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...
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