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A favourite example of a subtelty was skinning a peacock (keeping the feathers in tact), [[roasting]] the bird, and then replacing the skin back over it so it looked like the live thing. Other common subtelty creations are [[dragon]]s, [[castle]]s, birds, heraldic [[devices]].
 
A favourite example of a subtelty was skinning a peacock (keeping the feathers in tact), [[roasting]] the bird, and then replacing the skin back over it so it looked like the live thing. Other common subtelty creations are [[dragon]]s, [[castle]]s, birds, heraldic [[devices]].
  
[[Marzipan]], [[royal icing]], [[herbs]], [[flower]]s etc. are all used to decorate foods.
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[[Marzipan]], [[herbs]], [[flower]]s etc. are all used to decorate foods.
  
 
Also note that there are about 15 different ways of spelling subtelty.
 
Also note that there are about 15 different ways of spelling subtelty.
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Subtleties Entremets and Illusion Foods
 
Subtleties Entremets and Illusion Foods
 
http://www.florilegium.org/files/FOOD-SWEETS/entertaing-fds-art.html
 
http://www.florilegium.org/files/FOOD-SWEETS/entertaing-fds-art.html
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Revision as of 21:38, 23 May 2006

Food disguised to look like other food, or some other object altogether. A modern analogy for a subtleties would be character cakes, but in period they were either sweet or savoury.

A favourite example of a subtelty was skinning a peacock (keeping the feathers in tact), roasting the bird, and then replacing the skin back over it so it looked like the live thing. Other common subtelty creations are dragons, castles, birds, heraldic devices.

Marzipan, herbs, flowers etc. are all used to decorate foods.

Also note that there are about 15 different ways of spelling subtelty.

Related links:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SCA_Subtleties/ This list is a forum for (but not restricted to) SCA members dedicated to the research and recreation of subtleties (also reffered to as sotelties, soltelties, etc.), entremets and illusion foods within SCA timeframe. We study documented recipes and examples of this food art from the Roman, Medieval and Renaissance sources as well as sharing our attempts at recreating our own versions.

Entremets, illusion foods & subtleties links http://moas.atlantia.sca.org/wsnlinks/index.php?action=displaycat&catid=66

Gode Cookery Illusion Foods http://www.godecookery.com/illusion/illusion.html

Illusion Dishes http://members.aol.com/renfrowcm/illusion.html

Incredible Foods, Sotelties and Entremets http://www.godecookery.com/incrd/incrd.htm

Subtleties Entremets and Illusion Foods http://www.florilegium.org/files/FOOD-SWEETS/entertaing-fds-art.html