[Sca-cooks] Hummus and Simsim

David Friedman ddfr at daviddfriedman.com
Wed Aug 26 10:03:35 PDT 2009

It wasn't in al-Warraq. It's Humus Kasa from _The description of 
Familiar Foods_. p. 383 of _Medieval Arab Cookery_ .

The indices of the al-Warraq translation are indeed a pain.

>Duke Cariadoc, i believe you mentioned making a recipe from ibn 
>Sayyar al-Warraq that involved chickpeas (hummus) and sesame 
>(simsim)... tahini? oil? a month or three ago, which called for 
>making patties of the ingredients, then further processing the 
>ingredients, although i may be misremembering the details.
>Because the indices in Nasrallah's book are not set up well for 
>cooks, i spent a great deal of time reading from chapter to chapter 
>(which was, of course, a great pleasure), but i did not find a 
>recipe using both chickpeas and tahini.
>Please remind me where you found this recipe - page number or at 
>least chapter would be helpful.
>Urtatim (that's err-tah-TEEM)
>the persona formerly known as Anahita
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David Friedman

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