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Food & Drink History of Edible Art

Posted on October 11, 2016 at 5:50 AM

Throughout all of History Food and Drink has been revered

Ancient civilizations were fascinated with Food and Drink from daily basic sustenance to feasting & banqueting, Food & Drink always hasbeen and continues to be in this 21st Century a major focus in all our lives.

During my research and in the creation of my Deli-isher’s Cuisine Le Petit Gourmet D’or I was fascinated with the history that ran alongside Food and Drink

  (Left :Thetis anoints Achilles with ambrosia, by Johann Balthasar Probst (1673–1748)

In no particular historical order I will share my love of ‘Edible Art History’ with you and where better to start than in

Ancient Greece Food of the Gods & Goddesses

Food was such an important part of Greek life because it was always connected to the Gods.

The Greeks loved their Gods & Goddesses so much that they even made food and drink that only they could eat (now that would be a recipe book to find and follow!:) 

Food & Drink fit only for the Gods & goddesses Nectar the drink of the gods & Ambrosia the food of gods why? Well the following are good enough reasons


It was said that whoever consumed Ambrosia no longer had blood in their veins, but another substance called ichor (the golden fluid that flowed in the veins of gods and immortals)


Nectar was called the divine drink it had the magical property to confer immortality on any mortal who had the luck to drink it.

Deli-isher’s Cuisine is a play on the above as the signature ingredient in the Le Petit Gourmet D’or Confiture’s & Nectars is edible 23 / 24 Carat Gold perhaps I should have called them Deli-ichor!

I cannot promise immortality, but only that once you have  tasted  Le Petit Gourmet D'or you will wish to stay alive to taste more! 

Have a wonderful week

Love Antosa x




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