I was eager to open the cover of the book as soon as I received it. The Sweets of Araby is a beautifully illustrated pastry book interwoven with 25 tales of Scheherazade followed by a dessert. All the illustrations are done by Linda Dalal Sawaya, a Lebanese-American artist, and are richly colored providing the perfect backdrop for the Arabian sweet recipes.
This review was published on Pastry Sampler's blog. The illustrations and text throughout make this book a gorgeous read.