Date Syrup


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Appears in
Delights from the Garden of Eden

By Nawal Nasrallah

Published 2019

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This is perhaps the oldest form of preserved fruit. The ancient Mesopotamians called it ‘dispu’ (date-honey) from which the Arabic dibs derives. Date syrup is traditionally served with geymer (slabs of thick cream). Dibis also makes a delicious winter dip when mixed with tahini/sesame paste.

Writing in the thirteenth century, the famous Ibn al-Baytar says the best variety of dibs is mad