As part of the curriculum for the Food Cultures of Italy course, five students recreated a Renaissance Banquet last week. Students arrived on red carpet to the “banquet hall” to find the table decorated with food creations of the Renaissance period. The five students leading the marriage banquet dressed in costume and served a variety of dishes, including a sweet pasta, mostardo di cremona (a sweet and spicy vegetable dish), a cheese torte, artichokes, and cheeses served with aged balsamic vinegar.
In photos: the table is set for the Renaissance banquet; decorations to the “banquet hall” reveal sayings of the Renaissance period; Tim Dobson (Elon University) in costume for the presentation. (photos by Elizabeth Roberts, Elon University)