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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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Darren
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
What a delicious book! Incredible research, well written, inspiring... But to be honest, I didn´t 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 Lebling´s Natural Remedies of Arabia and The Coffee House by Markman Ellis. To take and read, while the soup slowly simmers...
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