A Drizzle of Honey: The Life and Recipes of Spain's Secret Jews

  • Title: A Drizzle of Honey: The Life and Recipes of Spain's Secret Jews
  • Author: David M. Gitlitz Linda Kay Davidson
  • ISBN: 9780312267308
  • Page: 122
  • Format: Paperback
  • A Drizzle of Honey The Life and Recipes of Spain s Secret Jews When Iberian Jews were converted to Catholicism under duress during the Inquisition many struggled to retain their Jewish identity in private while projecting Christian conformity in the public spher
    When Iberian Jews were converted to Catholicism under duress during the Inquisition, many struggled to retain their Jewish identity in private while projecting Christian conformity in the public sphere To root out these heretics, the courts of the Inquisition published checklists of koshering practices and grilled the servants, neighbors, and even the children of thoseWhen Iberian Jews were converted to Catholicism under duress during the Inquisition, many struggled to retain their Jewish identity in private while projecting Christian conformity in the public sphere To root out these heretics, the courts of the Inquisition published checklists of koshering practices and grilled the servants, neighbors, and even the children of those suspected of practicing their religion at home From these testimonies and other primary sources, Gitlitz Davidson have drawn a fascinating, award winning picture of this precarious sense of Jewish identity and have re created these recipes, which combine Christian Islamic traditions in cooking lamb, beef, fish, eggplant, chickpeas, and greens and use seasonings such as saffron, mace, ginger, and cinnamon The recipes, and the accompanying stories of the people who created them, promise to delight the adventurous palate and give insights into the foundations of modern Sephardic cuisine.

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    1. Spain, history & food. It hits the trifecta of things I love.

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    2. I haven't made any of the recipes in this book, and most of them don't really appeal to me, but as a history book this was absolutely fascinating. It gave a whole new level of insight to me about th Spanish Inquisition and the lives of Spain's medieval Jews.

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    3. A friend recommended this book to me, and I am so glad he did. Having a conversation about the Spanish Inquisition, we were talking about how different it was in that country than to what we know of the Papal Inquisition; in that in Spain, the Inquisition was very much focused on cultural hegemony and political consolidation--much less about religious dogma. After 700 years of Muslim rule in most of Spain, in order to get a firm gripe on power, Queen Isabella --Isabel la Católica-- married the [...]

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    4. Compiled from the records of the Spanish Inquisition, this is much more than just a cookbook. The stories of Spanish Marranos (secret Jews) are given here, along with their recipes and customs, in a book that is both delicious (with the food) and haunting (for the stories) inside. Very much recommended. For the complete review, please go here:epinions/content_22418

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    5. Yes it is a cookbook but it is so much more. For anyone interested in Anussim and Conversos this book was fascinating both in terms of the Inquisition records and how the author created some of these recipes.

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    6. This was a sad but excellent and well researched book on Converso food and Inquisition use of culture to find and prosecute crypto-Jews.

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    7. It is like entering a time machine: you connect to a bygone era and a cultural relic. The recipes are easy to follow and using them is an adventure in itself.

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