Jam, Jelly and Marmalade

Sarah B. Hood

$17.96 $19.95
Publisher: Reaktion Books
ISBN: 9781789143898
Cover type: Hardcover
Publish date: 6/17/2021

Tying in everything from politics and industry to breakfast trends and the classic P. B. & J., this book looks across centuries and continents to tell the full, juicy story of our most delectable fruit preserves.

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.
Sarah B. Hood has taught for more than twenty years at George Brown College and is the author of the preserving cookbook We Sure Can!, which was shortlisted for Taste Canada, Canada's national food writing award. She lives in Toronto.

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