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The Cuisine of Life: Recipes and Stories of the New Food Entrepreneurs of Turkey

By Center for International Private Enterprise

Published 2019

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The story of this Egpytian dessert, as Naglaa describes, rivals its decadence: There once was a woman named Shajar al-Durr, who was bought as a slave by King Al-Saleh Najmuddin Ayoub. They had a son and eventually married. Shajar al-Durr was literate, educated, and beautiful — so the king set her free. When King Najmuddin died, Shajar al-Durr kept the news secret to maintain control and rule Egypt. But the Abbasid caliphate in Baghdad did not like a woman sitting on the throne — leading to