Join Nawal Nasrallah for a delectable dive into the world of Medieval North African cooking. Learn the connection between ostrich eggs and eggplants, how we have been stuffing birds wrong this whole time, and the brilliant historical stories behind these recipes. Listen as Nawal discusses her work translating centuries-old cookbooks to access an art of history that is so often forgotten. This podcast will leave you hungry: for knowledge and for food.
Nawal Nasrallah is an Iraqi food historian, best known for her cookbook featuring Iraqi cuisine, entitled Delights from the Garden of Eden, and for editions of medieval Arabic cookbooks, including Annals of the Caliphs’ Kitchens, an annotated translation of the tenth-century cookbook Kitab al-Tabikh by Ibn Sayyar al-Warraq, and Best of Delectable Foods and Dishes from Al-Andalus and Al-Maghrib, an annotated translation of a cookbook by thirteenth-century Andalusia scholar Ibn Razin al-Tuzibi. She has won numerous awards for her writing and her translations.