[Sca-cooks] Gilded gingerbread query

silverr0se at aol.com silverr0se at aol.com
Fri Jan 5 14:20:41 PST 2007

Selene and I were fortunate enough to attend a lecture about edible metals. The lecturer had married into a family of Italian jewelers (I think) and seems to have persuaded them to  made ebible gold and sliver leaf. She seems to have single handedly encouraged a revival of gilding food - she showed slides of some gorgeous stuff and even gave samples!
Selene, do you have her website? I'm at work and the gold is safely at home.
-----Original Message-----
From: ddfr at daviddfriedman.com
To: sca-cooks at lists.ansteorra.org
Sent: Wed, 3 Jan 2007 6:12 PM
Subject: [Sca-cooks] Gilded gingerbread query

A corespondent put this question to me and wanted me to post it to the list:
I wanted to ask if you could perhaps shed any light on the origin of 
the phrase "to gild the gingerbread?" and whether, to your knowledge, 
gold leaf is still much used as food decoration?

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