Doctor's Review: Medicine on the Move

October 31, 2020
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Sweet Middle East

Anissa Helou was, perhaps, destined to write Sweet Middle East. Born and raised in Beirut, her last name, Helou, means “sweet” in Arabic. Her latest cookbook contains 64 recipes for the myriad of treats sold in speciality shops, hawked by street vendors and made in home kitchens throughout the Middle East and North Africa. There, most everyone has a serious penchant for all things sugary. Every important occasion, rite of passage or religious event has a specific sweet associated with its celebration, and sweets are an essential part of the region’s hospitality, every-present in homes to offer to guests. Here, we bring you our favourites from the cookbook for you to make and offer your guests this winter.

Recipes from the book