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Why is Orange Jam called Marmalade?

Jam is made by boiling up fruit and sugar (and a setting agent, if necessary) and then putting it into jars to spread on toast.   This applies to any fruit you could name; strawberries, apricots, blackberries,  cherries, and more.  Marmalade is made by boiling up fruit and sugar (and a setting agent, if necessary) and then putting it into jars to spread on toast.  This apparently applies only to citrus fruit. So why on earth does marmalade have a fancy name when it’s just jam? Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on April 28, 2012 in Why?

 

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