court-scene-drinking-205Despite the paucity of sources on the tradition of food in the Safavid court, the impression one has of the organisation of the departments dealing with food at the court is one of precision and competence. Given the perishable nature of food, it would have been essential to have the planning in place to ensure that the best of every variety of ingredients from across the empire is sent to the court at its prime. At the same time care was taken that the suppliers received fare and adequate recompense for their goods.

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