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  • Most comprehensive reference work on the idea of the sweet ever published, with entries on all aspects of sweetness, including chemical, technical, social, cultural, and linguistic
  • Beautifully illustrated with 157 images, including 2 stunning 16-page color inserts
  • Edited by Darra Goldstein, a widely respected scholar and the author of several award-winning culinary books
  • Foreword by the legendary anthropologist Sidney Mintz, author of Sweetness and Power: The Place of Sugar in Modern History
  • Four fascinating appendices, on sweets in cinema, the world's best pastry shops, sweet language in music, and museums dedicated to sweets


Oxford Companion to Sugar and Sweets