The Arab Influence
Barbara Santich [+]
University of Adelaide
Barbara Santich is Professor Emeritus in the History Department and a culinary historian who initiated post-graduate courses in food history and culture at the University of Adelaide. She is the author of eight books including the award-winning Bold Palates: Australia’s Gastronomic Heritage (2012).
The culinary revival in Mediterranean Europe owes much to the influence of Arab civilisation. Translations of medical and dietetic texts from Arabic to Latin and vernacular languages encouraged the development of culinary literature.