Friday, September 21, 2007

How Sweet It Is!

Susan Moses, chef and owner of 212 Market, a popular restaurant near the Tennessee Aquarium, has talents beyond the mere cooking of delicious entrees and the creation of food temptations. She has learned the skill of sugar art and has loaned some of her amazing creations to our library for all to admire.

According to Susan, she "began training in sugar courses with Ewald Notter (of Notter's School of Pastry Arts) in 1994." She will create sugar sculptures for holidays, birthdays, anniversaries, and other special events, and has even shipped a pastel-colored set of sugar balls to Chicago for decorating a wedding cake. Susan compares sugar art to glass blowing. Although sugar art is edible, she does not recommend them for eating but rather for viewing, decorating, or making some event personal.

Stop by and see her beautifully delicate sculptures that top the bookcase near the reference desk. Thank you, Susan for sharing your craft with us.

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