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As For caraway


This is an excerpt from An Anonymous Andalusian Cookbook
(Andalusia, 13th c. - Charles Perry, trans.)
The original source can be found at David Friedman's website

As for caraway, it enters into karanbiyya and baqliyya mukarrara [spelled makawwara], and when there are cabbage and spinach in a dish or tharîd, caraway is necessary, for it improves its taste and gives it sharpness and removes the windiness from the vegetables. As for tafâ yâ in its varieties and mahshi, neither cumin nor caraway enters into them, but rather cilantro and pepper; and that which one may wish to add of aromatic herbs, such as lavender and cinnamon, will be mentioned in its place, God willing.

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