[Sca-cooks] "eyes of rue"

Suey lordhunt at gmail.com
Tue Jul 24 15:12:02 PDT 2012

Jim and Andi Houston wrote:

> Could it be the immature flower bud? Those look like eyes to me. 
> http://www.botanical.com/botanical/mgmh/r/rue
>  The Huici and the Perry translations of the 13th C Anon Al-Andalus 
> has me stumped again. In the recipe called "Eggplant Dish Known as the 
> Arabic," they call for "eyes of rue" or "ojos de ruda." What is that? Suey
Good guess but I would like to know the Arabic words - in reference to 
plants what is "eye" in Arabic - leaves, buds, what? What lead both 
Perry and Huici to call a part of a plant "eyes"?
David, I know you and others here worked on the "Perry" translation so 
perhaps you can answer.
I would ask Huici but he is long dead.
Finally, if you were making this recipe, which part of rue would you add 
- what is logical?

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