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Title: Serving the Inquisitors refined tastes : the kitchen complex at the Inquisitors’ Palace
Other Titles: Food as 'voice' - proceedings of history week 2017
Authors: Buttigieg, Noel
Cassar, Kenneth
Keywords: Inquisition -- Malta -- History -- 18th century
Malta -- Church history
Food habits -- Malta -- History
Food -- History -- Malta
Issue Date: 2020
Publisher: Malta Historical Society
Citation: Buttigieg, N., & Cassar, K. (2020). Serving the Inquisitors refined tastes: The kitchen complex at the Inquisitors’ Palace. In N. Buttigieg & G. Cassar, (Eds.), Food as ‘Voice’ – Proceedings of History Week 2017 (pp. 60-74). Malta: Malta Historical Society
Abstract: Many think of the Inquisitor as a tedious judge; one well-learned in Cannon Law, busy summoning sinners and sanctioning heretics in an effort to eradicate any difficulties in his strict observance of the cannons of faith. To some extent he was, but inquisitors were also learned and cultured dignitaries. Many came from among the most important families in Italy and, therefore, were accustomed to a sophisticated way of living. Some were avid collectors of art, antiques, books and beautiful things, others could intelligently converse and parry with architects and learned scholars, and some were strict observers of protocol and followed courtly etiquette wearing ceremonial attire for official occasions and fashionable dress privately. And since our focus in this study is food, we know that some had refined tastes catered for by a sophisticated kitchen where spices, sugar, coffee, chocolate and ice where customary, and maccheroni, pies, meat, fish, pasta sfoglia, biscuits, sorbet and ice cream were the fare they sampled, enjoyed and offered to their guests.
URI: https://www.um.edu.mt/library/oar/handle/123456789/94169
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