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The confectionery that was once a staple food or how to use stocks to solve a problem: the origin and history of marzipan from Toledo while we make the product under the guidance of a master confectioner from Toledo in his workshop... or in a convent in the city.


It has happened on other occasions and with other products: market need stimulates imagination and creativity. A good example is marzipan, which was born out of necessity: an over-demand for wheat and cereals emptied the warehouses, the bakeries and the cupboards.

But the need of the market, the hunger, continued. The huge army concentrated in the area to prepare for what was to be the battle of Navas de Tolosa undermined the cereal supplies. But it seems that the production of almond trees and sugar cane was not affected. And it was from the mixture of almonds and sugar, with raw, peeled and ground almonds mixed with sugar that the delicious paste, marzipan, is obtained.

As by all great “discoveries”, the origin of marzipan is disputed, because marzipan dates back to the tales of the Arabian Nights, but in addition to the Arabs, also the Sicilians, the Greeks and the Jews claim its authorship. Let's see what the master confectioner has to say...

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Marzipan workshop, Toledo

  • 360€ (Price in USD)

    Up to 30 participants. For larger groups, please contact us at
    Taxes not included

    Language: English | Spanish

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