[Sca-cooks] Middle Eastern clothing and food

David Friedman ddfr at daviddfriedman.com
Wed Dec 9 17:11:52 PST 2009

>Urtatim commented:


><<< I mean no slight to Stefan's Florilegium, which is a wonderful
>resource, but it, too, often ends up providing non-period recipes. >>>
>Thank you. I provide what I can get. If I can get period recipes 
>then those get preference. I'd prefer to see traditional Middle 
>Eastern foods than steak and potatoes. I would love to be able to 
>make some translated Middle Eastern manuscripts from period works 
>available or more recipes.
>I do have this file:
>E-Arab-recip-art  (48K)  3/23/03    Early Arab recipes prior to the 
>13th Century by Anahita.
>And this one:
>ME-revel-fds-art  (59K) 10/22/04    Medieval Middle Eastern foods 
>suitable for a revel or buffet w. recipes by Anahita.
>So hopefully folks are making use of these.

I have all of the anonymous andalusion on my web page, and there must 
be fifty to a hundred worked out recipes from period Islamic sources 
in the _Miscellany_.

What has long bothered me about "middle-eastern" in the SCA context 
is that it generally means "dancing and drumming." Both, so far as I 
can tell, are in practice based mostly on 20th century practice. I'm 
happy to hear that something period is creeping in, at least to the 

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