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Invention of sweets

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Connected Sites

  • Avila: Yema de Santa Teresa
  • Belem: The famous portuguese pastel de nata is believed to be created before the 18th century by Catholic Monks at the Jerónimos Monastery
  • Bordeaux: Canelé Link
  • City of Luxembourg: Luxemburgerli invented by Camille Studer in 1957
  • Costiera Amalfitana: Sfogliatelle invented in conservatorio di Santa Rosa da Lima in the 17th Century
  • Florence: The invention of ?Gelato?, the confection based on ice, cream and egg yolk as a development of the older water-based sherbet/sorbetto has been linked to Florence during the rule of Catherine de Medici. One version is that the architect and all-round Renaissance man Bernado Buontalenti was charged by Catherine with preparing 'events' for diplomatic guests including banquets and entertainments. In 1565 one of these served a frozen dessert with a recipe approximating to modern 'Gelato'. Buontalenti Gelato is still available!
  • Lübeck: Marzipan was invented by Johann Niederegger in 1806 (same time as in Tallinn)
  • Nancy: rum baba or baba au rhum: the original baba was introduced into France in the 18th century via Alsace and Lorraine. This is attributed to Stanisław Leszczyński, the exiled king of Poland (wiki)
  • Salzburg: Mozartkugel
  • Tallinn: Marzipan was invented by Lorenz Cawietzel in 1806 (same time as in Luebeck)
  • Vienna: Croissant was invented in 1683 to celebrate the defeat of the Turks

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