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This week's recipes from the L.A. Times Test Kitchen

August 26, 2011 |  4:57 pm


Priscilla Mary Işın shares sweet recipes for desserts and candies with her story about the three-day Ramadan "Sugar Feast":

In Turkey sugar and sweet foods symbolize happiness and goodwill, and no special occasion is complete without sweets and candies. This is especially true of the end of Ramadan, when desserts and candies are an essential part of every meal and a symbol of hospitality to visitors. The three-day Ramadan feast following the month-long fast became so closely identified with sweets that from the 18th century it has been popularly known as the Şeker Bayramı, or Sugar Feast.

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