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Sherbet and Spice: The Complete Story of Turkish Sweets and Desserts

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One hundred sculpted sugar lions, baklava the size of cartwheels a thousand layers thick, helva made in memory of the dead, rose jam in a hundred pots of Dresden china, violet sherbet for the sultan, and parrots addicted to sugar . . . the stories behind Turkey's huge variety of sweets and puddings, valued not only for their taste but as symbols of happiness, good fortune, ...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published January 8th 2013 by I. B. Tauris (first published July 17th 2012)
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Amro
Nov 18, 2016 Amro rated it it was ok
An excellent book about the wonderful desserts of Turkey / The Levant.
Helen
Feb 27, 2017 Helen rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: Adults.
Recommended to Helen by: No-one.
I was interested in reading this book primarily because of my baklava obsession - to find out the author's take on the origins of the delicious treat. I wasn't disappointed because Ms. Isin devotes a chapter to the issue, including an etymological analysis of the term baklava. According to Ms. Isin, baklava originated in Central Asia, that is, the strudel dough technique originated with the nomadic Central Asian Turkic peoples, rolling out very thin circular pieces of dough that could then be fi ...more
Darren
Dec 14, 2012 Darren rated it really liked it
Unless you are Turkish or have spent a lot of time in that country, you might be forgiven for not really knowing much about Turkish sweets and deserts, and perhaps assume that "Turkish Delight" is a prime example of a Turkish delicacy. This book will jump to your aid.

This is a fairly thick mixture of recipe book and reference book, presenting to the reader the complete history of Turkish sweets and desserts. The book's publicity information claims that it is the first-ever study of Turkish confe
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Joost Perreijn
Feb 06, 2013 Joost Perreijn rated it it was amazing
What a delicious book! Incredible research, well written, inspiring... But to be honest, I didnt finish it, like a plate of sweet halva, in one time. This book has to savioured piecemeal, one tasty bit at a time... It will find a place of honour on the small bookshelf in my kitchen, next to Robert Leblings Natural Remedies of Arabia and The Coffee House by Markman Ellis. To take and read, while the soup slowly simmers... ...more
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