You probably wouldn't expect to find dozens of healthy recipes in Desserts Around the World. Desserts, after all, are rewards for having eaten up what's good for you. But there are several low-fat surprises here. For every Sacher Torte (chocolate, butter, sugar, apricot jam and chocolate icing), there are alternatives such as African Fruit Salad (pineapple, papaya and mangoes) or Yogurt Pie (honey and ricotta).
The book also describes celebrations where the desserts are eaten. Desserts Around the World costs pound;5.99 from Turnaround.