[Sca-cooks] tannurs

Johnna Holloway johnnae at mac.com
Wed Aug 4 06:37:28 PDT 2010

I have an appointment with my knee specialist in a few minutes so I'll  
look later on today.
Sounds like something out of Biblical Archaeology.

Until I get back take a look at
Food in the ancient world from A to Z

  By Andrew Dalby which is up on Google Books. The sections on cooking  
utensils and baking have a number of references.


On Aug 4, 2010, at 8:41 AM, Phil Troy / G. Tacitus Adamantius wrote:
> I vaguely recall reading a lengthy article in one of the Middle  
> Eastern archaeological journals on Persian baking which included  
> pretty detailed discussions of tannurs, griddles, the griddle-like  
> object whose name escapes me but which looks like an inverted wok  
> sitting on top of a fire, and the aforementioned box oven. The  
> article was basically a study of ancient methods that have survived  
> to the present day. It's possible Cariadoc or Johnnae might be able  
> to recall the article before I am able to dig up the ubiquitous  
> smudgy old photocopy...
> Adamantius

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