or food as entertainment
Subtleties, or food made to look like something else, was a type of entertainment at feasts. Here I have shaped almond macaroons and marchpane into mushrooms and painted them with a coloured sugar paste made of icing sugar, rose spirit and food colouring. This bowl of mushrooms were served at a feast and much enjoyed.
Dr. Nicola Boyd
I am trying to teach myself to be a medieval and renaissance confectioner. This has led to an interest in modern deserts too.