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Professor Daniel Newman co-organised banquet in Doha, Qatar

(10 December 2019)

Professor Daniel Newman co-organised a banquet of medieval dishes at the Alain Ducasse restaurant in the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha (Qatar) with the menu consisting of recipesdrawn from the extant manuscripts covering a period of five centuries (10th-15th c.) and an area from al-Andalus (Muslim Spain) to Iraq. He introduced the event with a talk on the medieval Arab culinary tradition, as well as a discussion of some of the food-related artefacts in the Museum collections ( ; ).