Thursday, September 14, 2006


.. made of marzipan! I took the first photo through a shop window some years ago in, I think, Acireale. In Sicily marzipan or pasta reale [which is made by hand] is crafted into all sorts of shapes, the most famous being frutti di Martorana, named for the convent in Palermo where the nuns first made them. [The convent no longer exists, but the lovely church of Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio, of which it was a part, does.] Frutti di Martorana play an important part in the November festival of I Morti [All Souls] so they are beginning to reappear in the shops in abundance now.

1 comment:

Ballpoint Wren said...

Oh, how I love marzipan. That looks like some good marzipan, too!


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