The Sweets of Araby (Hardcover)

Enchanting Recipes from the Tales of the 1001 Arabian Nights

By Leila Salloum Elias, Muna Salloum, Linda Dalal Sawaya (Illustrator)

Countryman Press, 9780881509298, 126pp.

Publication Date: June 6, 2011

List Price: 19.95*
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Food--sweets, specifically--plays an important part in The 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.