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Land of Milk and Honey

Land of Milk and Honey

by Norton Locke
     
 
An investigation of foods of the biblical period. Locke includes the food Abraham ate and served in his tent at Beth El, what King Herod served at the Winter Palace, the breads of David, the stew of Esau, the holiday foods of the Holy Temple, and what Jesus was served at the Last Supper.

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An investigation of foods of the biblical period. Locke includes the food Abraham ate and served in his tent at Beth El, what King Herod served at the Winter Palace, the breads of David, the stew of Esau, the holiday foods of the Holy Temple, and what Jesus was served at the Last Supper.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
The foods of ancient Judea, Samaria and the 12 tribes of Israel are here explored in fascinating detail. Cooks who want to delve into the religious significance of foodstuffs in the Middle East or to sample ancient recipes--the breads of David, the stew of Esau, the kebab of Ishmael--will find what they're looking for. Yet the volume, though informative, is difficult to use; organization and indexing are somewhat mysterious. Chapters are set up roughly by the chronology of the cuisines, with recipes of different genres strewn hodge-podge throughout: ``Sabbath Fish'' appears in one textual oasis, while Locke's section on fishing and fish recipes falls elsewhere. Further, no attempt was made to index the recipes according to their main ingredients. Recipes, though, often yield delightful results: a puree of vegetables adds moisture to swordfish filets in a baked preparation, while a pepper and mushroom soup is savory and satisfying. Still, there are some dangerous omissions: a citron confituresic is packed in glass jars with no mention of either sterilizing the glass, sealing the jars with a canner or keeping the preserves refrigerated to prevent spoilage. (Aug.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780879493431
Publisher:
Ashley Books, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/28/1992
Pages:
350

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