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Tîqantast paste

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

Tîqantast Paste. Take four ûqiyas of its outermost skin, after peeling it with iron knives, then pound it gently and cook it in water to cover; then add it to a ratl of honey, cleaned of its foam, and thicken it until it takes the form of a paste. Eat of it like a nut at meals. It benefits ...[one word missing]... dissolves phlegm in various parts of the body, awakens the appetite to eat, makes urine flow, aids in dropsy, and lightens the constitution mildly. In this it is admirable, God willing.


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