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A Sherbet and Spice free pdf The stories behind Turkey's huge variety of sweets and puddings are as fascinating as their multiplicity of flavours. This riveting exploration of their history and role in Turkish culture is a voyage of adventure, taking us from the sultan's palace to the homes of ordinary people in Turkey's villages and towns, and beyond to Central Asia, Persia, Arabia, Egypt and the Levant. This is the land of Turkish delight perfumed with rosewater and musk, rose jam, whose praises were sung by Rumi, asure, zerde tinted with saffron, baklava filled with nuts, clotted cream or cheese, milk puddings and helvas, strings of nuts dipped in grape syrup, lollipops in the shape of animals and model gardens built of sugar carried in wedding processions. The first study of Turkish confectionery ever to be published, Sherbet and Spice offers a rare look at the evolution of sweets from the non-European angle, based on many Turkish sources little known outside Turkey that lend a new dimension to the subject.

About Mary Isin

Mary Isin has lived in Turkey since 1973. She has translated over 150 books on Turkish history, culture and archaeology and in 1983 she started researching Ottoman cuisine and learnt Ottoman Turkish so as to be able to read old cookery books. She is the author of The Turkish Kitchen and a forthcoming encyclopaedic dictionary of Ottoman cuisine.

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Author : Mary Isin
Publisher : I.B.Tauris
Data Published : 30 November 2012
ISBN : 1848858981
EAN : 9781848858985
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 336 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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