The Sweets of Araby
This book took a little to warm up to. It’s not that the recipes aren’t good (or period) but the presentation is far more modern then I am use to. The original translations with documentation is on the side in a very cute keyhole panel and the stories that accompany them are cute. This book was made for a modern day cook.
If you want a book on medieval Middle Eastern sweets this is a very good book. Multiple recipes from multiple sources with original recipes and redactions for those who need. The stories are also helpful but unknown if truly historic or… A for period recipes and a B+ only because it’s cutsy. Yes I get to call a book cutsy! It’s in the rules…some where.