A pretty thorough collection of recipes for sweets. I'm not very familiar with Pakistani food, but many of these recipes were still familiar (similar to some recipes in Indian, Persian, Middle Eastern, Turkish cuisines, et al). The techniques were all pretty straightforward and the author offered what I think are workable substitutes for some of the harder-to-find ingredients.
It's somewhat limited in scope (sweets/desserts), but it's thorough and seems pretty good for what it is.
"If you enjoyed Summers Under the Tamarind Tree as much as we did, you'll want to grab a copy of follow up Mountain Berries & Dessert Spice"- olive magazine
'Wonderfully evocative and ridiculously tempting.'- Felicity Cloake
"paints a picture of Pakistani life via breakfast, lunch and dinner, with poetically-titled chapters that entice and delight."- Elle Decoration
"intriguing exploration of Pakistani desserts. The author's passion for the flavours of her homeland will surely whet your appetite for more."- Homes & Interiors Scotland
"The photographs are so evocative and the recipes so appealing you can practically smell their spicy aromas coming off the page."- Delicious magazine
In this eagerly awaited follow up to Pakistani cookbook Summers Under the Tamarind Tree, food writer and cookery teacher Sumayya Usmani continues her journey of discovery through the exotic cuisine of her native Pakistan. Mountain Berries and Desert Spice introduces home cooks to Pakistani desserts and explores their unique significance in the country’s culture and traditions. The 70 authentic and family recipes travel from the foothills of the Hindu Kush mountains in the north (where berries and fruits grow in abundance), via the fertile Punjab (with its rice- and grain-based desserts) to the Arabian sea in the south, where saffron- and cardamom-laced sweet recipes are a favourite. From the sweet snacks shared between friends over coffee to sumptuous desserts fit for lavish weddings, Sumayya tempts the reader with beautiful, easily achieved recipes that anyone can savour.