Eating the Edifice
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Eating the Edifice

Eating the Edifice

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In this illustrated lecture/demonstration, food historian and artist Ivan Day outlines the evolution of edible table art from the early Renaissance to the 19th century. From gilded sugar coins distributed at 15th-century Italian wedding feasts to edible models of Victorian London omnibuses, edible table art has been of interest to people for hundreds of years. Day will introduce the materials, equipment, and moulds used by past masters of such edible ephemera and demonstrate how they were used.

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Ivan Day is a food historian who specialises in the recreation of historical table settings. He is the author of a number of books, numerous papers and has curated countless exhibitions on the history of food. His work has been exhibited at the Metropolitan NYC, the Getty LA, Kasteel van Gasbeek Brussels, the Museum of London, Kenwood House, Hillwood Museum Washington and many other venues.

Image caption: Images of Ivan’s recent sugar sculpture at the Getty Museum for the exhibition The Edible Monument: The Art of Food for Festivals.

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