Cookbook Recommendation: Sweet Middle East
Dessert – it’s the exclamation point to end every meal on a high note. Why not set aside your arsenal of traditional dessert recipes, and try creating a sweet treat that is more exotic? Sweet Middle East, a dessert cookbook by Anissa Helou, will help you do just that. Helou introduces us to the myriad of treats you would find in specialty shops and street vendors in the Middle East and North Africa. The book is filled with a plethora of desserts, from puddings to sorbet. The book itself is aesthetically pleasing to flip through, the clean organization makes each recipe easy to follow, and the pictures give an accurate depiction of your final product will look like. An added bonus, Helou also includes recipes for jams and drinks, a perfect pair with any dessert. For $25, experience the Middle East’s sweetest notes.