'Sugar and Sweets in Tudor Times'
A free public talk by Peter Brears will follow the role of sugar from its use in medieval England to the amazing sugar sculptures of Henry VIII's court.
Once only the rich could afford to eat sweets! We take sugar for granted today but it used to be a hugely expensive treat from the Middle East. Come and find out more about the practical skills of the confectioners, the use of sugar in spiced wines and meat pies, the buildings associated with sugar, and the great Tudor feasts where sugar was used to impress the guests.
The talk will take place:
On: Thursday 7 April
At: 6.30 pm
In: Thoresby Room, Leeds City Museum
No pre-booking is required. Refreshments will be provided.
This talk is part of the "You are what you ate" project, funded by the Wellcome Trust, in partnership with the University of Leeds, Wakefield Council and the University of Bradford (and in collaboration with Leeds City Museum).
For more information:
Visit the "You are what you ate" website
Telephone 0113 343 1910 (Wednesday and Thursday only)
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