Medieval Arab Cooking with Daniel Newman

Isabelle Imbert welcomes Daniel Newman, professor at Durham University, specialist of Arabic language and literature and passionate about Medieval Arabic cooking books and culinary tradition. For years, Daniel has been recreated Medieval recipes, especially from the “Garden flowers in elegant food” (Zahr al-ḥadīqa fi ‘l-aṭʿima al-anīqa), written by Shihāb al-Dīn Aḥmad Ibn Mubārak Shāh in Egypt in the first half of the 15th century. In the episode, he talks about his work as a translator, the link between food and medicine and his experimentation with Medieval cuisine.

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Reproductions of Artworks discussed in the Episode (click on the images to see more information)

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