[Sca-cooks] al-Bagdadi substitution question

Terry Decker t.d.decker at att.net
Mon Jun 7 18:21:37 PDT 2010

Ar rub' translates as "a quarter."  Possibly meaning a quarter pound in the 
context of the recipe.

More commonly, it means a quarter of a cantar (hundredweight) which carries 
over into Spanish and Portuguese as arroba meaning one quarter of a quintel 


> How much is "half a rub"?
> Stefan

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