Discover the delicious ways in which Victorian communities use sweet foods in their cultures.
Explore the history and cultural significance of sweet foods and find out how sweetness is important to everyone. Different cultures use sweets for many reasons and purposes – to mark important rituals, celebrations and life events. Discover special sweet foods from each of the Indian, Italian, Japanese, Mauritian and Turkish cultures, the ways in which many of them are made and the significance they hold.
Featuring fascinating objects, lively photographs and multimedia, the Sweets exhibition will reveal unique perspectives on a very common and popular food.
We're open weekends too!
Unfortunately, free tastings are not part of the exhibition and sweets from the different cultures are not available for purchase at this point. Our shop is looking at buying some to sell in the future, but we're not sure when they will be available. If and when they do, we’ll let you know!
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Glad you enjoyed the Museum! There were three Italian cookbooks on display in the Sweets exhibition so I have listed the details of each of them below - hopefully one of them is the one you're after!
Dolci - Italy's Sweets, Francine Segan
Warmbread and honey cake, Gaitri Pagrach-Chandra
The Italian Baker, Carol Field
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