These fabulous colored images are from Conditorei des Orients (1838) by Friedrich Unger, the German confectioner to King Otto I of Greece.
The first picture is a confectionery in Athens.
Monday, May 22, 2017
Monday, May 15, 2017
Monday, May 8, 2017
"Why does the old lady knock with her key on a frying-pan?" Bees swarm when the hives "be too much crowded by the young brood" and the weather warms in late April or May. To settle/calm the bees into an empty hive people would beat a kettle, pan or ring a little bell. Perhaps to sound like thunder or it was done to claim ownership of the swarm.
Monday, May 1, 2017
The company, still in business, still sells the famed Bourbon Balls it created in 1938.