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Medieval Cuisine of the Islamic World: A Concise History with 174 Recipes
     

Medieval Cuisine of the Islamic World: A Concise History with 174 Recipes

by Lilia Zaouali, M. B. Debevoise (Translator), Charles Perry (Foreword by)
 

Vinegar and sugar, dried fruit, rose water, spices from India and China, sweet wine made from raisins and dates-these are the flavors of the golden age of Arab cuisine. This book, a delightful culinary adventure that is part history and part cookbook, brings to life Islam's vibrant culinary heritage.

Overview

Vinegar and sugar, dried fruit, rose water, spices from India and China, sweet wine made from raisins and dates-these are the flavors of the golden age of Arab cuisine. This book, a delightful culinary adventure that is part history and part cookbook, brings to life Islam's vibrant culinary heritage.

Editorial Reviews

Choice

“Provide(s) enough historical context for the reader to fully appreciate the important role that Islamic culinary history has.”
San Francisco Examiner

“A remarkable book. . . . It's bright and entertaining and . . . can be enjoyed by all.”
Sunday Business Post

“A truly unusual book. . . Intriguing.”
Gastronomica: Journal Of Food & Culture

“Engaging and informative. . . . A valuable addition to the literature on medieval Arab cuisine.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520247833
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
10/01/2007
Series:
California Studies in Food and Culture Series
Pages:
266
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.88(d)

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"Engaging and informative. . . . A valuable addition to the literature on medieval Arab cuisine."—Gastronomica: Journal of Food & Culture

"Provide(s) enough historical context for the reader to fully appreciate the important role that Islamic culinary history has."—Choice

"A remarkable book. . . . It's bright and entertaining and . . . can be enjoyed by all."—San Francisco Examiner

"A truly unusual book. . .
Intriguing."—Sunday Business Post

Meet the Author


Lilia Zaouali was born in Tunisia and earned a Ph.D. in Arabic and Islamic Studies at the University Sorbonne-Paris. She has taught at the University of Jussieu Paris-7 and the Sarah Lawrence American Academy. The author of numerous essays and scientific articles, Zaouali is a contributor to SLOW, among other journals.

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