Thursday, May 11th, 2017 11:59 am

A great article on Charles Perry’s edition-translation of Scents and Flavors in the German-run website, written by none other than Marcia Lynx Qualey, proprietor of Arabic Literature (in English) and indefatigable interviewer of LAL editor-translators on this very blog. She draws out a lot of interesting points here, particularly about the high cost of the ingredient ambergris today, why the recipe for akhmimiyyah is similar to a long-lasting Christmas fruitcake, and how “a relatively incompetent twenty-first century cook” can try these recipes at home.

The article can be found here.

—Chip Rossetti