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Special Event (ticketed): Nawal Nasrallah: Treasure Trove of Benefits and Variety at the Table: A Fourteenth-Century Egyptian Cookbook
May 13, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Doors at 6.00 for a 6.30pm start.
Award-winning researcher and food writer Nawal Nasrallah will give an exclusive talk at the Royal Asiatic Society on the subject of her translation of Kanz al-fawāʾid fī tanwīʿ al-mawāʾid, a fourteenth-century Egyptian cookbook, entitled Treasure Trove of Benefits and Variety at the Table.
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, glossary, and 117 color illustrations to initiate readers into the world of the Kanz al-fawāʾid.
This event will provide valuable insights for scholars of medieval material culture, and for all lovers of good food and cookbooks.
The event will be introduced by Professor Doris Behrens-Abouseif.
Following the event there will be a food and drinks reception, where attendees can sample dishes made using recipes from the book
Tickets are £15 for members and £20 for non-members.
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