[Sca-cooks] Markham was Jam (was Medieval Questionnaire)

Johnna Holloway johnna at sitka.engin.umich.edu
Mon Oct 29 19:46:38 PDT 2007

But Markham is anything but late 17th century.
It first appears in 1615. We use and cite the edition from 1631
largely because we are using the McGill-Queens University Press
edition edited by Michael Best and he used the 1631as his copy-text.


Daniel Myers wrote:
> snipped
> The earliest marmalade recipe I've got is late 17th century...
> Source [The English Housewife, G. Markham]: snipped
> As others have said, without the quantities and cooking times, some  
> of the compotes and such could easily be "jam-like".
> - Doc

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