- Why isn't marmalade called orange jam ?
Because it’s made with citrus fruits and/or peel.
…or as first hit on Google says:
These days marmalade is defined as being made from citrus fruits. Originally, marmalade was made from quinces — the word comes from ‘marmelo’, which is Portuguese for quince.
Marmalade is made by boiling the juice, pulp and peel of the fruit with sugar and water.
Jam can be made from any fruit (or even vegetables in some cases) and just refers to a preserve made by boiling the fruit (or veg!) with sugar.
Marrow and rhubarb are two vegetables that are commonly made into jam.
Conserve is similar to jam but contains whole fruits (strawberry conserve would therefore have whole strawberries in it, while strawberry jam could contain just pieces of strawberry.)
I look forward to your follow up threads, why aren’t sandwiches called bread stacks 😀Posted 4 years ago
Banana custard doesn’t go black.
They used to dye it, which is illegal. A lot of people got arrested and were detained in custardy if I remember correctly.Posted 4 years agooldnpastitMember
It’s more plausible than the plainly absurd invention in Wikipedia. That talks about a derivation from the Portuguese for Quince.
As any fool knows, marmalade doesn’t contain quinces. It contains oranges, or possibly lemons.
Anyway, does kangaroo go well with marmalade?Posted 4 years ago
Lemon, and other fruit, curds were invented in Kurdistan. The K was swapped to a C for tax reasons, as during the Maths uprising in 1908, letters were increasingly taxed on the amount of internal angles they possessed. As a result many letters, such as Z, K, M etc were underused, and the average scrabble score went down.Posted 4 years agothenorthMember
Interestingly, there is a legal definition for both (Jam Regulations)..Posted 4 years agoCountZeroMember
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Lemon, and other fruit, curds were invented in Kurdistan. The K was swapped to a C for tax reasons, as during the Maths uprising in 1908, letters were increasingly taxed on the amount of internal angles they possessed. As a result many letters, such as Z, K, M etc were underused, and the average scrabble score went down.
😆Posted 4 years agokonabunnyMember
Mary Queen of Scots was seasick on a voyage from Scotland to France. Orange jam was the only thing that she could eat, and the crew, being french, used the words “Mary malade” to describe her condition, which she thought was its name.
MQOS moved to France when she was 5 and returned to Scotland when she was 18. She was probably more comfortable conversing with the French sailors than with the Scots.Posted 4 years ago
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