A Baghdad Cookery Book

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The favourite Arabic cookery book of the Turks. The original manuscript is still in Istanbul.

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Weight1.843 kg
Dimensions19 × 14 × 0.6 cm
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Paperback

Pages

127

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

641.59174927 (edition:22)

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General – Trade / Code: K

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Description

For centuries, it had been the favourite Arabic cookery book of the Turks. The original manuscript, formerly held in the library of the Aya Sofya Mosque, is still in Istanbul; it is now MS Ayasofya 3710 in the Süleymaniye Library. At some point a Turkish sultan commissioned very a handsome copy, now MS Oriental 5099 in the British Library in London. At a still later time, a total of about 260 recipes were added to Kitâb al Tabîkh’s original 160 and the expanded edition was retitled Kitâb Wasf al-Atima al-Mutada (my translation of it also appears in Medieval Arab Cookery); three currently known copies of K.Wasf survive, all in Turkey – two of them in the library of the Topkapi Palace, showing the Turks’ high regard for this book. Finally, in the late fifteenth century Sirvâni made a Turkish translation of Kitâb al Tabîkh, to which he added some recipes current in his own day, the first Turkish cookery book.

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Weight1.843 kg
Dimensions19 × 14 × 0.6 cm
Author

Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

127

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

641.59174927 (edition:22)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K