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MARTORANA FRUITS

2023-10-24 10:00 AM

Marialuisa Fiorito

Curiosities from the Island, Tasty Island,

MARTORANA FRUITS

Martorana fruits, also known as "frutta martorana" or "marzipan fruits," are a traditional Sicilian sweet treat that originated in the 9th century.

Martorana fruits, also known as "frutta martorana" or "marzipan fruits," are a traditional Sicilian sweet treat that originated in the 9th century. These confections are made from marzipan, a mixture of ground almonds and sugar, shaped into various fruit and vegetable forms, and then meticulously hand-painted to resemble real produce. The artistry behind Martorana fruits is remarkable, making them both visually appealing and delicious. They are often crafted to celebrate special occasions, particularly during religious festivals in Sicily. These almond-based sweets have a rich cultural history and are a unique representation of Sicilian culinary traditions.

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The origins of Martorana fruits can be traced back to the Benedictine nuns of the Martorana Monastery in Palermo, Sicily. This confectionery art form is said to have been created in the 9th century by these nuns. The nuns were known for their culinary skills and creativity, and they used almonds, which were abundant in the region, to craft marzipan sweets.

 

The legend goes that during a period of famine in Sicily, the nuns transformed their almond harvest into lifelike fruit and vegetable shapes made from marzipan. These treats were then used to decorate the trees in the monastery's orchard to create an illusion of abundant fruit. The nuns would present these visually appealing marzipan fruits to church officials who visited the monastery, showcasing their talent.

 

Over time, the art of making Martorana fruits spread beyond the monastery and became a part of Sicilian culinary tradition, particularly for celebrating religious festivals and special occasions. The skill and artistry required to create these marzipan delicacies have been passed down through generations, preserving their historical and cultural significance in Sicilian sweets.

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Our cooking classes can include this delicious sweet! 

 

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