Jam, Jelly and Marmalade

Jam, Jelly and Marmalade A Global History - Edible

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Synopsis

Whether they make it themselves or just enjoy it with breakfast, people are often passionate about their favorite jam, jelly, or marmalade. Award-winning jam-maker Sarah B. Hood looks at the history of these sweet treats from simple fruit preserves to staple commodities, gifts for royalty, global brands, wartime comforts, and valued delicacies. She traces connections between sweet preserves and the temperance movement, the Crusades, the prevention of scurvy, medieval banquets, Georgian dinner parties, Scottish breakfasts, Joan of Arc, and the adoption of tea-drinking in Europe. She explores the birth of unique local specialties and treasured regional customs, the rise and fall of international marmalade mavens, the mobilization of volunteer preserve-makers on a grand scale, and a jam-factory revolution.

Book information

ISBN: 9781789143898
Publisher: Reaktion Books
Imprint: Reaktion Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 641.85209
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 160
Weight: 308g
Height: 127mm
Width: 206mm
Spine width: 13mm