The first picture is a confectionery in Athens.
King Otto (1815-1867), a younger son of King Ludwig I of Bavaria, was selected to rule Greece in 1832 until deposed in 1862.
Unger accompanied the young King to "Hellas, [Greece] a country that is so close to the Orient I was overjoyed" to learn how to make the "marvels of the Eastern schekerdschian." [confectioners]. After five years of research, his book was published in Athens in 1838.
"Recipe: Syrup from grapes for scherbet: The Oriental prepares syrup from grapes in almost exactly the same way as the European, as he presses the grapes, puts the juice in a pan, lets it heat up and adds a bit of ash or ground chalk to remove the sourness. After this it is strained, reduced to a syrup on a wek flame, and then kept in big pots or bottles."
Sugar baker tray - sweets with plates
Scherbert blog post from Unger's book HERE
Friedrich Unger's Conditorei des Orients published in 1838 and 112 pages online HERE at BSB Bayerische StaatsBibliothek.
Translated book: A King's Confectioner in the Orient: Friedrich Unger, court confectioner to King Otto I of Greece / Friedrich Unger ; translated from the German by Merete Cakmak and Renate Ömerogullari ; edited with a commentary by Priscilla Mary Işin. London: Kegan Paul, 2003. Interlibrary loan or online... possibly HERE
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