A Taste of Thyme : Culinary Cultures of the Middle East, Paperback Book

A Taste of Thyme : Culinary Cultures of the Middle East Paperback

Edited by Sami Zubaida, Richard Tapper

Part of the Tauris Parke series

4.5 out of 5 (2 ratings)


Presents the pivotal role of food culture in the Islamic world.

This book will appeal to anyone interested in food and the culture of food.

It is written by respected scholars from varied disciplines, and covers a wide range of geographical areas.

This pioneering book considers the culinary cultures of the Middle East in a variety of contexts.

Written by scholars from different disciplines - history, sociology, geography, anthropology and literature - it covers a wide geographical area, from Central Asia to Morocco.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320 pages
  • Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd.
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  • Category: Cultural studies
  • ISBN: 9781860646034



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Lots of articles just the right size. One can read about the history of layered bread, the types of rice eaten, and who eats what when.

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This book is a collection of essays by a number of scholars. Some are standard factual (and dull) but important, others are much more fun to read. They cover both the history of food from the past, up to eating habits today. This is useful for anyone interested in the foods and food habits of the Near and Middle East.