Sweet Middle East: Classic Recipes, from Baklava to Fig Ice Cream
The enchanting kinds of the Middle East have prevailed upon food darlings around the globe, however the desserts of the district have remained to a great extent obscure to Western palates—as of not long ago. Sweet Middle East, by doyenne of Middle Eastern cooking Anissa Helou, presents 70 exemplary treats fragrant with flavors, nectar, dates, and nuts, and saturated with convention. One nibble of Anissa's bona fide treats, cakes, custards, puddings, and more uncovers why these captivating sweets have the right to be shared past their local terrains.
About the Author
Anissa Helou is the author of multiple cookbooks, and has been published in Saveur, Food & Wine, the New York Times, and more. She resides in London, England.
Linda Pugliese specializes in food, lifestyle, and travel photography. She is based in New York City.
I love the middle eastern food, this book shares the sweets that are not in most middle eastern cookbooks. Lovely addition to my book shelf. -Reader in Alabama
Fabulous! I have met the semolina nut cake, the saffron ice cream and the bread of the seraglio. Here, the instructions are simple and easy to follow. Most recipes require rose water, saffron and semolina. If you have those on hand, you can make most of the recipes. There is something scrumptious about these desserts, perhaps it is the ingredients that make it slightly more healthy than your average Western dessert. These desserts all turned out perfect and like the pictures. This is also a pretty easy cookbook for a novice chef to use. -Dr. Smoker
Excellent book for middle east sweets. Bought it as a gift for a friend and he loves it. -Adam