[Photograph: Quentin Bacon]

Coffee at the end of a meal signifies an end and a beginning; the plates have been cleared, but the company has stayed, and conversation will flow long into the night. Balaboosta: Bold Mediterranean Recipes To Feed The People You Love turns this tradition into something tangible with Turkish coffee brownies. Mixing cardamom, espresso powder, and dark chocolate is powerful magic that can sustain any party.

Tips & Tweaks: If you've never whisked straight sugar and egg yolks, do this step by hand to get a good look at the process. The yolks will go from marigold to daffodil to baby chick—that's where you stop, and whisk in the rest of the ingredients.

As always with our Bake the Book feature, we have five (5) copies of Balaboosta to give away.

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