The Sweets of Araby

Enchanting Recipes from the Tales of the 1001 Arabian Nights

By Leila Salloum Elias; Muna Salloum; Linda Sawaya (Illustrator)
(Countryman Press, Hardcover, 9780881509298, 126pp.)

Publication Date: June 2011

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Description
Food sweets, specifically plays an important part inThe 1001 Arabian Nights; it is currency, temptation, sustenance. Delicious sweets are the link between that historical work and this modern one. The Sweets of Araby offers us exotic treats and the translated tales they come from. Sisters Leila Salloum Elias and Muna Salloum worked with the ancient Arabic text of The 1001 Arabian Nights to find recipes and translate their stories, literally bringing back to life evocative stories with recipes transformed to suit modern kitchens and tastes. Beautifully illustrated with original paintings by Linda Dalal Sawaya, this delectable treasure belongs in every 21st-century kitchen.



About the Author
Muna Salloum holds an advanced degree in Middle East and Islamic Studies. She is the administrative manager of the Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology at the University of Toronto.

Muna Salloum holds an advanced degree in Middle East and Islamic Studies. She is the administrative manager of the Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology at the University of Toronto.

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