Global publisher Phaidon has announced three cookbooks set to be released in the fall of 2021 that showcase selections of international sweets. These comprehensive, regionally-specialized cookbooks feature both classic and contemporary baking recipes from around the globe.

A diverse collection of delights from the Middle East, Middle Eastern Sweets features traditional recipes perfected over generations to inspired contemporary takes on baklava, halva and ways to use tahini. James Beard Award-winning author Salma Hage brings together classic recipes from her childhood in the mountains of the Kadisha Valley in north Lebanon and discoveries from stories and people she’s met during her five decades of cooking.

With 140 recipes for cakes, pastries, pies, cookies, chocolates, and frozen puddings, The Italian Bakery: Step-By-Step Recipes with the Silver Spoon is the first volume in the Silver Spoon library to focus exclusively on dolci – the Italian term for all sweet treats – found in bakeries across Italy’s diverse regions. Featuring a wide range of delectable offerings for everyday indulgences and special occasions, step-by-step instructions and photography will teach both novice and experienced home cooks how to master the art of Italian patisserie.

An extraordinary celebration of Latin America’s rich culinary diversity and heritage, The Latin American Cookbook by Virgilio Martínez features more than 60 much-loved bread and dessert recipes from 22 countries, including Brazilian Coconut Candy, Mexican Bread of the Dead, Chilean Sandwich Cookies and Ecuadorian Sweet Plantain Pudding.