Illustrations relating to sugar, including sugar loaves. Some period references to sugar. This page is still in development.

See also Sugar Baking in Renaissance Germany and The Sweetest of Smiles.

Recipes referencing sugar appear in An Anonymous Andalusian Cookbook of the 13th Century, Enseignements qui enseingnent a apareillier toutes manieres de viandes (c. 1300), Ein Buch von guter spise (c. 1345), Le Viandier de Taillevent (c. 1380), Forme of Cury (c. 1390), Le Menagier de Paris (1393), Du fait de cuisine (1420), Liber cure cocorum (1430), Two Fifteenth-Century Cookery-Books (1430), Das Kochbuch des Meisters Eberhard (15th century), Le Recueil de Riom (15th century), Thomas Awkbarow's Recipes (15th century), A Treatise of Portuguese Cuisine from the 15th Century, A Noble Boke off Cookry (1468), Wel ende edelike spijse (late 15th century), Gentyll manly Cokere (c. 1500), Libre del Coch (1520), A Proper newe Booke of Cokerye (mid-16th century), Das Kuchbuch der Sabina Welserin (1553), A Book of Cookrye (1591), The Good Huswifes Jewell (1596), Ouverture de Cuisine (1604), Delights for Ladies (1609), A NEVV BOOKE of Cookerie (1615), and Koge Bog (1616).

  • A sugar-merchant, Tacuinum Sanitatis (ÖNB Codex Vindobonensis, series nova 2644), c. 1370-1400
  • A sugar-merchant, Tacuinum sanitatis (BNF NAL 1673, fol. 81), c. 1390-1400
  • A sugar-merchant, Tacuinum Sanitatis (BNF Latin 9333, fol. 89), 15th century
  • Sugar and “the art in which sugar is made,” New discoveries; the sciences, inventions, and discoveries of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance as represented in 24 engravings issued in the early 1580’s by Stradanus
  • Still-life with bread and confectionary by Georg Flegel