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The Resource Bountiful empire : a history of Ottoman cuisine, Priscilla Mary Işın

Bountiful empire : a history of Ottoman cuisine, Priscilla Mary Işın

Label
Bountiful empire : a history of Ottoman cuisine
Title
Bountiful empire
Title remainder
a history of Ottoman cuisine
Statement of responsibility
Priscilla Mary Işın
Title variation
History of Ottoman cuisine
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The Ottoman Empire was one of the largest and longest-lasting empires in history. In this powerful and complex empire, the production and consumption of food reflected the lives of people from sultans to soldiers. Food bound people of different classes and background together, defining identity and serving symbolic functions in the social, religious, political and military spheres. Bountiful Empire: A History of Ottoman Cuisine examines the foodways of the Ottoman Empire as they changed and evolved over more than five centuries. The book starts with an overview of the earlier culinary traditions in which Ottoman cuisine was rooted, such as those of the Central Asian Turks, Abbasids, Seljuks and Byzantines, and goes on to focus on diverse aspects of this rich culinary culture, including etiquette, cooks, restaurants, military food, food laws and food trade. This meticulously researched account draws on more than six hundred primary and secondary sources, ranging from archive documents to poetry, and includes over one hundred illustrations. It is a fresh and lively insight into an empire that until recent decades has been sidelined or viewed through orientalist spectacles. Readers interested in food history and Ottoman history will enjoy this beautiful volume"--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
VA@
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Işın, Priscilla Mary
Dewey number
394.120956
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Food habits
  • Cooking, Turkish
  • Turkey
  • Turkey
  • Food habits
  • Civilization
  • Cooking, Turkish
  • Turkey
Label
Bountiful empire : a history of Ottoman cuisine, Priscilla Mary Işın
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes glossary
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-264) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- 1. Culinary roots: from central Asia to Anatolia -- 2. Historical development, 1299-1922 -- 3. Meals -- 4. Etiquette -- 5. Hospitality and charity -- 6. Palace cuisine -- 7. Cooks and kitchens -- 8. Celebrations -- 9. Food laws and trade -- 10. Restaurants and street food -- 11. Picnics and travel food -- 12. Military fare -- 13. Kitchen utensils and tableware -- 14. Water and sherbet -- 15. Coffee and coffee houses -- 16. Alcoholic drinks and taverns -- Gliossary
Control code
on1036985746
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
272 pages
Isbn
9781780239040
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color);
System control number
(OCoLC)1036985746
Label
Bountiful empire : a history of Ottoman cuisine, Priscilla Mary Işın
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes glossary
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-264) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- 1. Culinary roots: from central Asia to Anatolia -- 2. Historical development, 1299-1922 -- 3. Meals -- 4. Etiquette -- 5. Hospitality and charity -- 6. Palace cuisine -- 7. Cooks and kitchens -- 8. Celebrations -- 9. Food laws and trade -- 10. Restaurants and street food -- 11. Picnics and travel food -- 12. Military fare -- 13. Kitchen utensils and tableware -- 14. Water and sherbet -- 15. Coffee and coffee houses -- 16. Alcoholic drinks and taverns -- Gliossary
Control code
on1036985746
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
272 pages
Isbn
9781780239040
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color);
System control number
(OCoLC)1036985746

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