Sweets from the Middle East

Everywhere MagazineJohanna Stigter


The Middle East is not all about conflict and problems. There is much beauty and culture to be discovered there. The sweets I discovered on my journeys to the Middle East is an experience not to be missed.

If you’re on a diet, than a sweet shop in the Middle East is a wicked place to be. Giant round trays of baklava, mini mountains of nut filled goodies oozing in syrup are displayed in sweet shops daily.

I was amazed at the sheer quantities on display. Neatly piled stacks almost reaching the ceiling and giant round trays tightly packed with glistening pastries. Families are large in the Middle East and family gatherings can mean 50 people and more at a get together. It’s not unusual to see someone leaving a shop laden with kilos of goodies.