Episode 307: Treasures Of Medieval Egyptian Cooking

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The Kanz al-faw id f tanw al-maw id a fourteenth-century cookbook is unique for its variety and comprehensive coverage of contemporary Egyptian cuisine It is the only surviving cookbook from a period when Cairo was a flourishing metropolis and a cultural haven for people of diverse ethnicities and nationalities Now available for the first time in English it has been meticulously translated and supplemented with a comprehensive introduction by scholar Nawal Nasrallah She joins Linda on this episode to discuss the discoveries delights and difficulties of the task of making this important work accessible Click here to visit this podcast episode