Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 15 min
Total time: 35 min
Yield: 4 servings
p>Persia inspired these carrots that are savory, but become sweet by eliminating the garlic and increasing the apricots (serve for dessert with sour cream or whole milk yogurt sweetened with honey).
Darra Goldstein is editor in chief of The Oxford Companion to Sugar and Sweets, an 888-page reference guide to all things sweet. "The book is really a compendium of human desires, a cultural history of desire for things that are sweet and what it has caused in the world, in both the realm of pleasure and also of pain," she says.