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Recipe research is serious science

October 31, 2011

I’m currently reading Near a Thousand Tables, and I came across these lines:

“At the courts of sybaritic Muslim rulers in medieval Spain, recipe research was a serious scientific vocation. The same scholars who worked on horticulture, agronomy and irrigation techniques devised aromatic vinegars, potent garnishes and methods for improving foie gras” (117).

Lovely, gorgeous to think about.

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