[Sca-cooks] Mishmishiya question
Daniel And elizabeth phelps
dephelps at embarqmail.com
Thu Mar 24 17:57:35 PDT 2011
Regards mishmishiya the translation I have, David Waines's, only says "fat meat". While his worked out recipe calls for lamb, just what other "fat meat" was available to al-Baghdadi in the 13th century? Mutton and goat first come to mind but were there other "fat meat" available and acceptable for use? I suggest that camel, horse, and beef are possibilities. Of those beef would be the meat most available to us at present. Could someone more knowledgeable than I of Islamic dietary law and practice weigh in?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Deborah Hammons" <mistressaldyth at gmail.com>
To: "Cooks within the SCA" <sca-cooks at lists.ansteorra.org>
Sent: Thursday, March 24, 2011 5:41:24 PM
Subject: Re: [Sca-cooks] Mishmishiya question
Thanks everyone for the suggestions. To answer many questions with one
email. :-)) Your Grace, His Grace the Highness isn't insisting on the
cuisine choice, the event steward would "like" something along that line.
She has never cooked a feast to my knowledge, and doesn't understand the
logistics and cost per person at all. She is however "learning"."-))
The event is 125 miles from my house. I have never set foot in the kitchen,
but have seen pictures. I can't get into the kitchen until the morning of
the feast. They have told me about the budget, but the person cutting
checks has been silent. So I am in a holding pattern. While they would
like a menu yesterday, without concrete information on the budget and how
they plan to reimburse, I get to fidget.
My current inclination is to stay "middle eastern" but combine a new dish or
two with some comfortable stand bys. And make sure I can either cook them
ahead of time, or cook them onsite. I also get to bring all the pots and
pans and serving trays, etc.
ON to more pondering.
On Thu, Mar 24, 2011 at 2:45 PM, Sam Wallace <guillaumedep at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Then there are actual Ottoman recipes, which i have translated into
> English - none using venison, however, since the Ottomans didn't eat game
> much, if at all.
> I suspect that while game dishes were not often served at court, they
> were enjoyed in the field. There are plenty of depictions from Ottoman
> manuscripts of hunting and hawking. While it is possible that the meat
> was not consumed by the nobles involved, it seems unlikely that it
> would not be eaten.
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