The Sweets of Araby

The Sweets of Araby

[enchanting Recipes From the Tales of the 1,001 Arabian Nights]

Book - 2011
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Centuries have passed since the time of the The 1001 Arabian Nights, but those classic tales, with their romance, passion, and vibrancy, continue to inspire and ignite imaginations . Within Scheherazade's brilliant stories for her husband, King Shahryar, we learn of the vibrant life of Baghdad, Damascus, and Cairo in the 9th century as well as of certain key persons and how they functioned in society.

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.
Publisher: Woodstock, VT : Countryman Press, c2011.
ISBN: 9780881509298
Branch Call Number: 641.59567/SALLOUM ELIAS
Characteristics: 126 p. : col. ill. ; 21 cm.
Additional Contributors: Sawaya, Linda Dalal
Salloum, Muna
Alternative Title: Arabian nights.


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Aug 06, 2012

Extremely disappointed in this book, and it is all the editor/publisher's fault! I am sure the recipes are wonderful, and as a long-time cook, I really wanted to try them.
The font style, plus its color, plus the color/artwork of the pages made the recipes all but unreadable! So sad for the author, sad for me, too. Bummer!


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