[Sca-cooks] Food identity search

wheezul at canby.com wheezul at canby.com
Thu Jul 22 11:58:08 PDT 2010

Since I tend to learn things by looking a pictures, my visual brain is
prompting me to work on the illustrations from "Schachtafel der
Gesundheyt".  It is a German translation of Ibn Butlan's Taqwo, as =
sihha, which was translated into latin as Tacuinium sanitatis.

True to the earlier manuscripts, the Schachtafel is illustrated.  It
particularly has many images of food.  Interestingly some of the dishes
seem foreign to the German table, but I certainly don't know for sure.  I
was wondering if folk would take a look and see if they recognize any of
the oddball words I can't find in the German dictionaries.

I don't have all the illustrations done yet, but if you want to see my
first draft tries at identification and give me some feedback, it would be
most welcome.  The images are in my live journal scrapbook here:


I'd also be interested in if there are any printed latin versions out
there on the net?

The strange name list - please help if you know of something similar and
bear in mind I may have not exactly have transcribed it correctly either.

Rapata /vn Cumabitia
Pumata vnd Ribesia
Salhadia/vnd Stindibeia
Madua /vnd Maskia
Sumania /vnd Sumacheria
Habarisia /vnd Sirinikia
Ziribes (Zirbelnuss is pine nut)
Feludichi looks to be marzipan from the picture - is this a form of felicity?
Chaloe with nuts
Catayff (Kadaif – a Turkish dessert?)

Thank you,


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