The confectioner to the palace. Chief confectioner of the Turkish Sultan.
Historical Ottoman Empire officials and ethnic groups.
ALTHOUGH we are ignorant, in a great measure, of what passes in the Grand Signior’s kitchen, yet we may conclude, that the culinary and confectionary arts are not very bad, from what may be observed in various parts of the city. They are indeed carried to a great degree of excellence.
The cooks-shops, the confectioners, and the fruiterers, throughout Constantinople, are all very well supplied, and kept with great neatness. The liquor called sherbet is in constant use, and is carried about the streets for sale, cooled in ice, during most part of the year; and is not at all expensive. It is generally composed of conserves and preserved fruits dissolved in water, to which so great a quantity of musk is added, as nearly to destroy the flavour of the fruits.