Sunday, October 28, 2012

Martorana Fruit: Pastry as Art

Unlike most of the sites that publish pages about art in Sicily or Sicilian artists, our page dedicated to that subject mentions culinary arts - and links to our Sicilian food page. One food is artistic by definition.

Martorana fruit or pasta reale (shown here), molded from almond marzipan, makes its annual appearance in late October. The best pastry makers color it realistically. Several Sicilian writers mention it in their historical novels and it could even be considered part of Sicilian culture.

Art, of course, is often controversial, but this is the kind that never fails to leave a good taste in your mouth.

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