Delights from the Garden of Eden - A Cookbook and History of the Iraqi Cuisine, abridged second edition - Nawal Nasrallah

Delights from the Garden of Eden - A Cookbook and History of the Iraqi Cuisine, abridged second edition - Nawal Nasrallah

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Delights from the Garden of Eden - A Cookbook and History of the Iraqi Cuisine, abridged second edition - Nawal Nasrallah

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Independent Iraqi scholar, passionate about cooking and its history and culture. Nawal Nasrallah was a professor at the universities of Baghdad and Mosul, teaching English language and Literature until 1990. She is an award-winning researcher and food writer. The first edition of her cookbook Delights from the Garden of Eden: A Cookbook and a History of the Iraqi Cuisine (Author House, 2003) was winner of the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2007. Her book Dates: A Global History (Edible Series, Reaktion Books) was released in April 2011. It is a charming account of the date palm and its fruit, informative and fun to read. Her English translation of Ibn Sayyar al-Warraq's 10th-century Baghdadi cookbook Kitab al-Tabeekh, entitled Annals of the Caliphs' Kitchens (Brill, 2007), was awarded "Best Translation in the World" and "Best of the Best of the Past 12 Years" of the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2007. It also received Honorable Mention in 2007 Arab American National Museum Book Awards. She co-authored Beginner's Iraqi Arabic, with 2 audio CDs (Hippocrene, 2005). Nawal has been giving talks, cooking demos and classes and presentations on the Middle Eastern cuisine, ancient, medieval, and present.

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The ancient Mesopotamians ate a lot of birds and eggs. Game was plentiful. There were ducks, geese, and many kinds of pigeon, excluding perhaps doves, which, though domesticated, were tabooed. They were thought of as belonging to the goddess Ishtar, and during religious festivals, worshipers fed them crumbled cakes made especially for such occasions. Some of the wild marsh birds were domesticated as pets, such as the ibis, crane, and heron, of which seven varieties are mentioned in the ancient records. This chapter includes: Flatbread Sopped in Broth of Simmered Chicken; Chicken Supreme; Cornish Hens/Poussins Simmered in Cumin Sauce; Chicken Drumsticks Baked in Fig Sauce; Chicken Legs Simmered in Vinegar; Chicken Curry; Chicken Simmered in Pomegranate Sauce; Chicken Shish Kebab; Roast Chicken or Turkey Stuffed with Rice; The Pregnant Chicken; Stuffed Chicken, Simmered in Tomato Juice and Buried in Rice; Chicken with Red Rice; Fruity Baked Chicken; Chicken and Spinach Delights

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Nasrallah, Nawal . Poultry. Delights from the Garden of Eden - A Cookbook and History of the Iraqi Cuisine, abridged second edition. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 283-301 Jan 2018. ISBN 9781781794579. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=33887. Date accessed: 18 Nov 2018 doi: 10.1558/equinox.33887. Jan 2018

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