Friday, April 7, 2017

Marchpane And Porcelaine Now

Waay back in the day, a dining table was ornamented with small edible figures modeled from marzipan. They were consumed after the meal was over. My sense of the history of tabletop design is that those figures might have been the prototypes of practical, indestructible vitreous versions and that marzipan's sweet ingredients might have influenced the often treacly aspect of porcelain figures.

It's tempting to consider asking my friendly local ceramicist or the nearest kid to produce edibles for the next family feast -30-

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