Ibn Sayyar al-Warraq

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Abu Muhammad al-Muthaffar ibn Nasr ibn Sayyār al-Warrāq (Arabic: أبو محمد المظفر بن نصر ابن سيار الوراق) was an Arab author from Baghdad, he was the compiler of a tenth-century cookbook, Kitab al-Ṭabīḫ (Arabic: كتاب الطبيخ‎, The Book of Dishes). This is the earliest known Arabic cookbook. It contains over 600 recipes,[1] divided into 132 chapters.[2]

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  1. ^ "Kitab al-Tabih". Good Reads. Goodreads Inc. Retrieved 20 May 2015. |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  2. ^ Al Basrah Network http://www.albasrah.net/ar_articles_2012/0812/tabikh_060812.htm. Retrieved 20 May 2015. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  • Nawal Nasrallah (translator), Annals of the Caliphs' Kitchens: Ibn Sayyar al-Warraq's Tenth-century Baghdadi Cookbook, Brill, 2007. ISBN 90-04-15867-7
  • Kaj Öhrnberg and Sahban Mroueh, eds., Kitab al-tabikh Studia orientalia 60, Finnish Oriental Society, 1987. ISBN 951-9380-04-3
  • Charles Perry, "Cooking with the Caliphs", Saudi Aramco World 57:4 (July/August 2006) full text