[Sca-cooks] Andalusia = Middle East?

Judith Epstein judith at ipstenu.org
Wed Dec 9 16:36:51 PST 2009

On 9 Dec 2009, at 6:34 PM, Stefan li Rous wrote:

> Kiri said:
> <<< I also make sure that all of the dishes I serve at our local Middle Eastern
> event are documented as being period.  I have even attempted in past years
> to concentrate on specific areas of the Middle East...last year, we did
> Andalusia. >>>
> Okay, I'm confused.
> Are you lumping Andalusia in as part of the Middle East? I thought it was in Spain. That doesn't seem very close. But I think I've heard others lump them together also.
> Would you put Persian information in "Middle East"?  In part, I'm trying to figure out what information for the Florilegium goes into the Middle East files. Once I get enough info on a specific country or region it usually gets its own file, but until that time I tend to use some more general files.
> Stefan

Personally I'd follow our good friend Urtatim by putting Persia in with Near East, a wider category than just Middle East. Andalus would probably also qualify for inclusion in that category, at least in terms of demographics, during the time of Muslim rule there.

D'vorah, mka Judith Epstein
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