Sweet Middle East (Hardcover)

Classic Recipes, from Baklava to Fig Ice Cream

By Anissa Helou, Linda Pugliese (Photographer)

Chronicle Books, 9781452114392, 168pp.

Publication Date: November 3, 2015



The seductive flavors of the Middle East have won over food lovers around the world, but the sweets of the region have remained largely unknown to Western palates until now. Sweet Middle East, by doyenne of Middle Eastern cooking Anissa Helou, presents 70 classic desserts fragrant with spices, honey, dates, and nuts, and steeped in tradition. One bite of Anissa's authentic cookies, cakes, custards, puddings, and more reveals why these enchanting desserts deserve to be shared beyond their native lands.

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.