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Old 30th April 2013, 00:19
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Marmalade

I read some place that marmalade was named for a remedy used by Mary (Queen) for an ailment.

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"A romantic tale has the beloved Queen of Scots, Mary, on the point of death from a chill caught while daringly riding horseback through a rainy night to meet her lover, Bothwell. Her French chef created a sweet concoction of quinces and oranges to tempt her appetite. She liked it so much that a dish was kept always at her bedside, and thus took the name "Marie malade" and now the modern word is marmalade."

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Old 30th April 2013, 03:23
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The definition of marmalade has evolved over the centuries. Originally, it was a sweet spread made from the quince fruit. The term marmalade has conflicting origins.

One account holds that marmalade was created by a doctor treating Mary, Queen of Scots (1542 1587 ) , for seasickness by mixing crushed sugar with oranges. The story infers the term marmalade is a derivation of "Marie est malade," a French phrase roughly meaning "Mary's illness."

However, most historians scoff at this explanation and believe the term came from the Portuguese marmelo for quince, from which original marmelada was made. Marmalade first appears in English print in 1524. By the 18th century, the Seville orange (a bitter variety) had replaced the quince in marmalade popularity.

What is marmalade?
If the dates above are accurate , the facts don't match up
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loved marmalade when i was a kid......hated jam

now i dont like either

go figure
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Never been a fan of marmalade myself , or any citrus peel product for that matter .
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loved marmalade when i was a kid......hated jam

now i dont like either

go figure
how do you have your devonshire scones ?
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a wit clotted cream , and a wit more clotted cream ?

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