THE

COSTUME OF TURKEY,

ILLUSTRATED BY A SERIES OF

ENGRAVINGS;

WITH

DESCRIPTIONS IN ENGLISH AND FRENCH.

Plate XLVIII

THE CONFECTIONER
TO THE PALACE.

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Chief confectioner to the Sultan.
ALTHOUGH we are ignorant in a great measure of what passes in the Grand Signior’s kitchen, yet we may conclude, that the culinary and confectionary arts are not very bad, from what may be observed in various parts of the city. They are indeed carried to a great degree of excellence.
  The cooks shops, the confectioners, and the fruiterers, throughout Constantinople, are all very well supplied, and kept with great neatness. The liquor, called sherbet, is in constant use, and is carried about the streets for sale, cooled in ice, during most part of the year; and is not at all expensive. It is generally composed of conserves and preserved fruits dissolved in water, to which so great a quantity of musk is added, as nearly to destroy the flavour of the fruits.

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