Last night we were at a Syrian friend’s place for coffee. She brought out a box of sweets that she just got from Damascus. The tan-colored ones are crispy & made from honey & sesame seeds; the purple ones are a thin layer of crisp, then a layer of purple ROSE PETALS. Very tasty, very unique, very hard to go back to Double Stuff B-Day-Cake-Flavored Oreos after you’ve sampled Middle-East treats. There’s a wonderful, sophisticated culture here.