In a caliph's kitchen
رياض الريس للكتب والنشر لبنان
Baghdad during the 9th century witnessed a great flourishing of cultural activity including an emergence of an haute cuisine which blended together to great effect many food traditions.
Dr. David waines has culled from surviving manuscripts a representative selection of the original mediaeval dishes, and presented a book which places the, original Arab translation side by side with the updated and practical version of the dish for today's cook> Beautifully illustrated it goes beyond a simple presentation of recipes with its introduction charting the rise and fall of this haute cuisine, the story of the prince who put together the first Arabic cook book, and the inner workings of a mediaeval kitchen. An invaluable book not only for those who wish to sample the culinary delights of the thousand and One Nights in their own kitchen, but also for those who are interested in cookery and its history. Available in Arabic and English editions.