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Annals of the Caliphs' kitchens : Ibn Sayyār al-Warrāq's tenth-century Baghdadi cookbook

Author: al-Muẓaffar ibn Naṣr Ibn Sayyār al-Warrāq; Nawal Nasrallah; Kaj Öhrnberg; Saḥbān Murūwah
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Publisher Description (unedited publisher data) Written nearly a thousand years ago, al-Warraq's cookbook is the most comprehensive work of its kind. This traditional cookbook with more than 600 recipes from the luxurious cuisine of medieval Islam is also a rare guide to the contemporary culinary culture. Its numerous anecdotes and poems unfold the role of food in the politics of Islam's golden era. Introducing this  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Early works
Early works to 1800
Named Person: Abbasiddynastin.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: al-Muẓaffar ibn Naṣr Ibn Sayyār al-Warrāq; Nawal Nasrallah; Kaj Öhrnberg; Saḥbān Murūwah
ISBN: 9789004188112 9004188118
OCLC Number: 645678684
Notes: "Based on the Arabic text Kitāb al-Ṭabīk̲h̲, edited by Kaj Öhrnberg and Sahban Mroueh, The Finnish Oriental Society, 60 Helsinki, 1987."
"ISSN 0929-2403"--Title page verso.
Originally published in hardcover, 2007.
Translated from the Arabic.
Description: x, 867 pages, [42] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Discovery of Kïtāb al-Tabīk̲h̲ --
The Istanbul manuscript --
Ibn Sayyār al-Warrāq and Kïtāb al-Tabīk̲h̲ --
Sources of Kïtāb al-Tabīk̲h̲ --
Legacy of Kïtāb al-Tabīk̲h̲ --
Medieval Baghdad and food culture --
The Abbasid Baghdadi cuisine as manifested in Kïtāb al-Tabīk̲h̲ --
Beginnings of the Abbasid Baghdadi cuisine --
The medieval Galenic humoral theory and the concept of remedying food ... --
The book of cookery ... by Ibn Sayyār al-Warrāq.
Other Titles: Kitāb al-tabīkh.
Responsibility: English translation with introduction and glossary by Nawal Nasrallah.

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Paperback edition. This English translation of al-Warraq's tenth-century cookbook offers a unique glimpse into the culinary culture of medieval Islam. Hundreds of recipes, anecdotes, and poems, with  Read more...

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Gourmand World Cookbook Award 2007 for best translated cookbookHonorable mention of the Arab American National Museum Book Award 2007"[...] this is an impressive piece of scholarship and a joy to Read more...

 
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