[LMB] OT: jam vs. jelly

I iosef at gothic.net.au
Wed Oct 8 02:53:47 BST 2008


At 09:52 AM 8/10/2008, B. Ross Ashley wrote:
>On Tue, 7 Oct 2008 06:46:11 -0700 (PDT), Elizabeth Holden wrote:
>
> > I hope marmalade is marmalade in all countries involved.  It is, right?
>
>Except in Spain and Portugal, where it was invented, and can be made with 
>quinces (marmelos) instead of Valencia oranges; everywhere else, it's made 
>with Valencias. (Those are the hardish bitter oranges obtained from the 
>tree most groves use for rootstock; the eating and juice oranges, Navels 
>etc., are less hardy, and do better when grafted to a Valencia tree.) The 
>eating and juice oranges make a thin, relatively flavourless version of 
>the Real Thing.
Are you sure. I thought those were Sevilles. The Valencias in Australia are 
sweet juicing/eating oranges. We also have navels but very few Sevilles.
I currently have home made "three fruits" marmalade (mandarin, orange and 
lemon) and artisan lemon and grapefruit in the fridge.

Iestyn 




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