Talk by Yasmine Saab
The origins of Arabic dessert
This presentation answers the many questions that cross the mind of every Arab: When did the Middle East develop a sweet tooth? What makes Arab sweets so
delightfully delicious? And finally, why are some sweets reserved for specific events?
Sources & Future References
- Helou, Anissa. Sweet Middle East: Classic Recipes, from Baklava to Fig Ice Cream. Chronicle Books, 2015.
- Helou, Anissa. Levant: Recipes and Memories from the Middle East. HarperCollins, 2013.
- Saleh, Nada. New Flavours of the Lebanese Table. Random House, 2007.
- Roden, Claudia. Arabesque: A taste of Morocco, Turkey & Lebanon. Knopf, 2006.
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