The Sweets of Araby

Our favorite Middle Eastern cookbook this year is without a doubtThe Sweets of Araby: Enchanting Recipes from the Tales of the 1001 Arabian Nights by sisters Leila Salloum Elias and Muna Salloum, and brilliantly illustrated by Linda Dalal Sawaya — author of Alice’s Kitchen; Traditional Lebanese Cooking and celebrated artist. (View a high resolution image of the cover art here.)

Words can’t describe the charm of this beautiful book. Fortunately, Tom Haushalter of The Countryman Press kindly sent us two excerpts to share: “the fourth night… Kunafah and the Browbeaten Husband” and “the seventh night… Ka’k and Shattered Dreams.” Enjoy!

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