A Taste of History with Joyce White

Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth: A History of Sugar and Dessert

Learn about the history of cane sugar in its many forms from Muscovado to Lisbon to Loaf.  An interactive presentation will review how sugar has evolved over time from its introduction to Medieval England up until the Victorian days.  Learn the many ways sugar has been incorporated into meals for medicinal, culinary, and decorative purposes. The presentation will be followed by a chance to taste 15th c. Medieval Comfits, Quince Paste, and Gingerbread, 16th c. Tudor Crystallized Ginger, 17th c. Stuart Small Cakes, and 18th c. Georgian Wine Cream.