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By Claudia Roden

Roden's excellent gift is to conjure up not only a delicacies however the tradition from which it springs' Nigella Lawson

Award-winning meals author Claudia Roden revolutionized Western attitudes to the cuisines of the center East together with her bestselling Book of center japanese Food. Introducing thousands to attractive new scents and flavours, her intensely own, passionate writings conveyed an age-old culture of kin consuming and shared memory.

This choice contains recipes for tagines from Morocco, salads from Turkey, a peasant soup from Egypt, Persian rice dishes and Armenian koftas, in addition to discussions of spices, marketplace bargaining, youth thoughts of Cairo and the etiquette of tea and low consuming; evoking not just a food yet a complete lifestyle.

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La religion était aussi consommatrice d’huile : libations sur les autels, mais aussi onction des statues avec de l’huile parfumée, rituel et mesure d’entretien indispensable, surtout dans le cas des statues chryséléphantines, dont l’ivoire devait être graissé régulièrement. Onction des stèles funéraires également, et même du corps du défunt. Chez Homère, le corps d’Hector est enduit d’huile parfumée de rose par Aphrodite, une huile qui lui redonne sa beauté de héros (Il. XXIII, 184-187). Et offrande dans les tombes de ces petits alabastres ou lécythes pleins d’huile parfumée.

Brun (2003), op. , p. -P. Brun et M. -C. dans le quartier du théâtre à Délos », BCH, 121, 2, 1997, p. 573-615. Plusieurs procédés sont utilisés : plante écrasée au pilon, ou bien macération à chaud, ou encore enfleurage à froid. On fixe le parfum avec de la gomme de ladanum ou de styrax et de la résine. Il suffit ensuite de conserverle parfum en évitant le rancissement de l’huile, avec du sel ou de l’orcanette. 30 Manger en Grèce classique et légèrement salée pour assurer la conservation. C’est en tout cas un procédé recommandé par Théophraste et Dioscoride (II, 53 et V, 112, 2).

Hesnard (« L’approvisionnement alimentaire de Rome à la fin de la République et au Haut-Empire », Pallas, 55, 2001, p. 285-302) pour évaluer la consommation d’huile d’olive à Rome à 13-20 ­litres par personne et par an, ce qui équivaut à 11-17 kg. En comparaison, la consommation en huile d’olive d’un Italien entre la fin du XIXe siècle et la deuxième Guerre mondiale ne dépasse guère 6 kg par an. Il est toujours difficile de quantifier ainsi la consommation, qui varie énormément selon les lieux, les époques et les conditions économiques et sociales, mais la comparaison peut donner une idée de l’importance de ce produit en Grèce.

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