by Dede Wilson
The Harvard Common Press
Determined to represent the world of sweets, Holiday Candy & Confections: Sweet Treats All Year Long author Dede Wilson explores the ins and outs of an irresistible collection of candy and confections from around the globe.
The book boasts a user friendly format with a two-page spread for each candy's profile and recipe. Color photographs of each sweet round out the book's offerings.
The US recipe lineup includes Chocolate Covered Cherries, Licorice Toffee, Saltwater Taffy and even New Orleans-Style Pralines.
There is a respectable number of non-American confections too, including Monlach from Israel, Brazilian Pumpkin Candy, and a Coconut-Cashew Burfi from India, among others. The book is organized by major and minor holidays—with an occasional ringer, like National Licorice Day.
Beyond being easy to make, homemade candy will surely impress customers and might even drive revenue. So, stock up on sugar and let the candy making begin.