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Flavours of Byzantium [Hardcover]

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This is a study of the food that was eaten at the court of the Eastern Roman Empire at Constantinople in the Middle Ages. For centuries it has tempted and fascinated the West, yet very little has been written in English about the foods they ate or the recipes they cooked from. Dalby gives an entertaining account of the dining customs of the Emperors as witnessed by the Greeks and by foreign visitors. He tells of the medical theories that underlay their diet; of their opinions of the raw materials available; and stretches in a calendar of the seasons and how they affected the food on the table. This is underpinned by new translations from the Greek of important medieval treatises on diet, flavors, raw materials and cookery.

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Pages   200
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.88" Width: 6.4" Height: 0.93"
Weight:   1.51 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Publisher   Prospect Books (UK)
ISBN  1903018145  
ISBN13  9781903018149  

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More About Andrew Dalby

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Andrew Dalby is a historian and linguist and has written for numerous food history and classics journals. Among his books are "Empire of Pleasures: Luxury and Indulgence in the Roman World" (2000), "The Classical Cookbook" (with Sally Grainger, 1996), and "Siren Feasts: A History of Food and Gastronomy in Greece" (1996).

Andrew Dalby was born in 1947.

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1Books > Subjects > Cooking, Food & Wine > Gastronomy > History
2Books > Subjects > Cooking, Food & Wine > General
3Books > Subjects > History > Ancient > Early Civilization
4Books > Subjects > History > Ancient > General
5Books > Subjects > History > Asia > Turkey
6Books > Subjects > History > World > General

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Simply delicious!   Jan 21, 2007
It was quite a treat when I discovered this book. There are many, many books detailing the gastronomy of ancient Romans and Greeks, but what of their inheritor? As far as I can tell, this is the only book on the food and dining habits of the medieval Byzantines. And it is more fortunate, then, that Andrew Dalby has written a fantastic one! His prose his light and engaging, giving out plenty of information without being burdensome. He also is so kind as to reproduce several Byzantine dietary works, including a dietary calendar.

All in all, an important addition to any Byzantophile's library.

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