[Sca-cooks] Jam (was Medieval Questionnaire)

Johnna Holloway johnna at sitka.engin.umich.edu
Mon Oct 29 19:55:02 PDT 2007

Dragging Anne Wilson's revised edition of The Book of Marmalade off
the shelf-- she includes a recipe for Condoignac from Le Menagier, a
Chardequynce from A Leechbook, and A.W.'s To make drie marmalde of peaches
from 1587. One of the main sources to look at is the 1608 A Closet for 
Ladies and


Daniel Myers offered:
> It's hard to tell if this is "preserves" like or more "cotignac" like...
> Source [A Book of Cookrye, 1591]: To make Conserve of Orenges.snipped
> The earliest marmalade recipe I've got is late 17th century...
> Source [The English Housewife, G. Markham]: Marmalade of Quinces,  
> red. 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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