Today is a bit overcast and very damp, lots of melting and running water about. It is definitely warming up and looking a bit more like spring. The sunshine is trying to peek through and much of the snow is disappearing.
This exhibit at the MIA has been going for some time and I wanted to see it before it ended. I am quite fascinated with the era of King Henry VIII, Queen Elizabeth and Shakespeare and was curious to learn a bit more. I learned that in Tudor times the feast referred to the savory portion of the meal and afterward, the sweets were actually known as the banquet. Painstaking effort would be taken by artisans to fashion all types of sweetmeats as the crowning touch to the robust feast just eaten. This was only available in the most aristocratic circles as it was still very costly to produce. It was a way to show status, wealth and power. I found it very interesting as it is not what is portrayed in movies when thinking of this period in history. Have a peek here to learn a bit more. Does this period in time interest you too?