[Sca-cooks] Jam was Medieval Questionnaire

Johnna Holloway johnna at sitka.engin.umich.edu
Mon Oct 29 09:29:12 PDT 2007

That might be a problem of how it is defined as it all

becomes somewhat more complicated as the one British dictionary I just 
looked at states—

A conserve of fruit boiled to a pulp with sugar; sets to a pectin jelly 
on cooling. (Known in the USA as jelly.)

So here we have a Dictionary of Food and Nutrition equating the two as 
the same in the USA.
And another book The Oxford Dictionary of American Usuage and Style says



(= [1] a fruit jelly


Elise Fleming wrote:
> I disagree with their equating jam with jelly.  They aren't the same.  Jam
> is definitely a later "invention".  Or, can anyone show me a "jam" recipe?  
> Alys Katharine

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