[Sca-cooks] new books

Mairi Ceilidh jjterlouw at earthlink.net
Mon Jul 2 20:25:35 PDT 2012

Hey Devra!  Will you have these at Pennsic???

Thank you, Johnnae, for posting.  

Mairi Ceilidh

Two new books due out this month:

Sherbet and Spice: The Complete Story of Turkish Sweets and Desserts - Mary
Isin. $28.00

Publication Date: July 17, 2012
One hundred sculpted sugar lions, baklava the size of cartwheels a thousand
layers thick, helva made in memory of the dead, rose jam in a hundred pots
of Dresden china, violet sherbet for the sultan, and parrots addicted to
sugar . . . the stories behind  Turkey's huge variety of sweets and
puddings, valued not only for their taste but as symbols of happiness, good
fortune, and goodwill, are as fascinating as their flavor. This riveting
exploration of their history and role in Turkish culture is a voyage of
adventure, taking us from the sultan's palace to the homes of ordinary
people in Turkey's villages and towns, and beyond to Central Asia, Persia,
Arabia, and Egypt.

The Medieval Kitchen: A Social History With Recipes By Hannele Klemettilla
(May 2012) Hardcover: 256 Pages Publisher: Reaktion Books (July 17 2012)
In The Medieval Kitchen, Hannele Klemettilä presents a richly illustrated
history of medieval food and cookery in Western Europe and Scandinavia. The
book is also a practicable cookbook, with a collection of more than 60
originally sourced recipes that can easily be prepared in today’s modern
home. Hippocras, roasted veal paupiettes with bacon and herbs, and rose
pudding tempt with the beguiling flavours of a bygone era.

Hannele Klemettilä is a postdoctoral researcher of the Academy of Finland
and a specialist in medieval cultural history. Her publications include
monographs, books, articles and newspaper columns, and she has appeared on
radio and television.”

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