A unique insight into Middle Eastern culinary history, this book is a must-have for anyone with a sweet tooth.
Author: Habeeb Salloum
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Which dessert is named after the heroic third-century Queen Zenobia of Palmyra? Which luscious rice pudding shares its name with the eighth-century Abbasid Caliph al-Ma'mun? How does one make the perfect Baqlawah? Blending cookery with culture and recipes with history, this is the fascinating and delectable story of traditional Arab sweets. The authors here take us on a culinary journey across Iraq, Syria, Egypt and al-Andalus, presenting readers with clear and easy-to-recreate recipes from across the medieval Arab world. Filling the tables of caliphs and noblemen, these sumptuous desserts of saffron and rose water conjure the opulence and grandeur of the medieval Islamic world. Bringing together tenth- to fourteenth-century Arabic texts, the authors retrace the history of these sweet dishes, reviving the original recipes and following their development and influence over the centuries into non-Arabic speaking lands. Honey, dates, figs and pomegranates are just a few ingredients featured in this exquisite selection of mouth-watering desserts which have been modernised for cooks to try at home, all woven together with medieval poems and stories. From delicious pastries, filled with pistachios and fragrant syrups, to luscious puddings, biscuits, and pies, it is the ideal addition to any kitchen. A unique insight into Middle Eastern culinary history, this book is a must-have for anyone with a sweet tooth.
How does one make the perfect Baqlawah? Blending cookery with culture and recipes with history, this is the fascinating and delectable story of traditional Arab sweets.
Author: Habeeb Salloum
Which dessert is named after the heroic third-century Queen Zenobia of Palmyra? Which luscious rice pudding shares its name with the eighth-century Abbasid Caliph al-Ma’mun? How does one make the perfect Baqlawah? Blending cookery with culture and recipes with history, this is the fascinating and delectable story of traditional Arab sweets. The authors here take us on a culinary journey across Iraq, Syria, Egypt and al-Andalus, presenting readers with clear and easy-to-recreate recipes from across the medieval Arab world.
O how sweet are the nights of the fulfillment of promise , when the beloved is just
to me , And when we are ... over them seven days while they knew not night from
day , through the excess of their delight and happiness , and pleasure and joy .
Thomas-Simon Gueullette. MAMA O ELLO , a SIMILE , T HE antient bards who
felt love's piercing fires , And by enjoyment eas'd their fierce desires ; These
charms they tafted , and the sweet delights Of vows by days , and extasies by nights .
was dream , said he , it is a long one . But certainly , continued he , it is no dream
; for I can see and ... Coral lips , Fair Face , Sun - fhine , Heart's Delight , Sweet
Looks , and and she who fanned him was Sugar Cane . The 242 ARABIAN NIGHTS.
Commonly Called, in England, the Arabian Nights' Entertainments Edward
Stanley Poole ... heart and the bowels and the body ; And the beauty of delight
hath appeared with perfumes , and our drums of glad tidings have been beaten
around us . ... :O how sweet are the nights of the fulfilment of promise , when the
beloved is just to me , And when we are uninterruptedly united , and an end is put
to our ...
It was in these three cities that we delighted in the sweets of the Arabian Nights.
... cultures, they absorbed new ingredients and added them to their traditional
preparations, creating a kitchen of the proverbial thousand and one sweet delights.
Author: Muna Salloum
Publisher: The Countryman Press
In this storybook-cookbook the authors translate some of the 1001 Arabian Nights stories Scheherazade recounted for Shahryar and adapt ancient recipes for the traditional sweet treats mentioned in them. This vibrant, lovely book brings modern cooks delicacies from one of the world’s magnificent civilizations. The classic tales of romance and passion in The 1001 Arabian Nights still ignite imaginations centuries after they were written. Within them we learn of the vibrant life of Baghdad, Damascus, and Cairo in the 9th century—and of its many appetites. Food in these stories is currency, temptation, sustenance, and more. In this treasure trove are Aladdin and his magic lamp, outrageous accounts of philandering spouses who get their comeuppance, wealthy merchants, poor beggars, and beautiful women who bring out the best and worst in their men. And with the accompanying recipes you’ll enjoy creating succulent, exquisite morsels to delight those lucky enough to taste them. The Sweets of Araby is a wondrous literary and culinary gem that will take its place among your favorite books and cookbooks. Let it inspire you to create delicacies that will dazzle, excite, and seduce your family and friends.
Or, the Arabian Nights' Entertainments ... Let my heart taste of pleasure ; it is not
now a time to resist the impressions of delight ; let my heart open and furnish an
abundance of tears ! " When each tear I ... Thou art a stranger to sweet sensibility.
Arabian nights Edward Stanley Poole. of the house called to his attendants to
bring the sweets ; and they moved their hands about in the air as if they were
bringing them ... but the host rejoined , If thou desire , O my guest , to eat more ,
and to delight thyself with extraordinary dainties , by Allah ! by Allah ! remain not
of the house called to his attendants to bring the sweets ; and they moved their
hands about in the air as if they were bringing them ; whereupon the host said to
my brother , Eat of this dish ; for it is excellent ; and of these kațáïf , by my life !
and take this one before the sirup runs from it . ... O my guest , to eat more , and to delight thyself with extraordinary dainties , by Allah ! by Allah ! remain not hungry
Let my heart taste of pleasure ; it is not now a time to resist the impressions of delight ; let my heart open and furnish an abundance of tears ! “ When each tear I
shed was ... Thou art a stranger to sweet sensibility . Go , distort the faces , and ...
Then she went to the third door and wept sore and wrote thereon these verses :
Harkye , Mesrour , an if thou come to this ... Weep for the days of love - delight
and all their sweets and all The gondly nights that with their shade encurtained
Then they embraced each other , and continued to do so until they fell down
senseless from the delight of finding themselves together ; and when they
recovered , Uns - el - Wujood recited these verses : O how sweet are the nights of
Commonly Called the Arabian Nights Entertainments, a New Translation from the
Arabic, with Copious Notes by Edward William Lane . ... bowels and the body ;
And the beauty of delight hath appeared with perfumes , and our drums of glad
tidings have been beaten around us . ... together ; and when they recovered , Uns
- el - Wujood recited these verses : — O how sweet are the nights of the fulfilment
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Now Entituled The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night ... However sweet it
was wont to be : Ah me , for Love and his case , ah me : My heart is burnt by the
fires I dree ! ... forth tears and make moan of passion ; but , an she be other than
fair , his days are wasted in vain regrets and he is denied the taste of delights .
NIGHTS out and making her way to the palace , went in to the hand maid and
drew near her and recited these couplets , “ Allah preserve our Union - days and
their delights . * Ah me ! How sweet was life ! how joys were ever new ! May he
... and heard the birdies sing their melodies hymning the One , the Almighty in sweetest litanies ; and I looked upon the apple ... smelling growths diffusing their
delicious odours right and left , perfuming the world and filling my soul with delight .
Nevertheless , his “ spirit lusted for food , " 66 and he sleeps again , finding on his
stomach “ a cube of bone , a single tip ... wouldst not taste the delight of sleep ; for
the sweet of love is like a green date which kindleth a coal of fire in the vitals .
Author: Muhsin Al-musawi
Category: Literary Criticism
In this fascinating study, Muhsin J. al-Musawi shows how deeply Islamic heritage and culture is embedded in the tales of The Thousand and One Nights (known to many as the Arabian Nights) and how this integration invites readers to make an Islamic milieu. Conservative Islam dismisses The Thousand and One Nights as facile popular literature, and liberal views disregard the rich Islamic context of the text. Approaching the text with a fresh and unbiased eye, al-Musawi reads the tales against Islamic schools of thought and theology and recovers persuasive historical evidence to reveal the cultural and religious struggle over Islam that drives the book's narrative tension and binds its seemingly fragmented stories. Written by a number of authors over a stretch of centuries, The Thousand and One Nights depicts a burgeoning, urban Islamic culture in all its variety and complexity. As al-Musawi demonstrates, the tales document their own places and periods of production, reflecting the Islamic individual's growing exposure to a number of entertainments and temptations and their conflict with the obligations of faith. Aimed at a diverse audience, these stories follow a narrative arc that begins with corruption and ends with redemption, conforming to a paradigm that concurs with the sociological and religious concerns of Islam and the Islamic state. By emphasizing Islam in his analysis of these entertaining and instructional tales, al-Musawi not only illuminates the work's consistent equation between art and life, but he also sheds light on its underlying narrative power. His study offers a brilliant portrait of medieval Islam as well, especially its social, political, and economic institutions and its unique practices of storytelling.