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The earliest reported arrival of Portuguese marmalade in Britain dates to March 1495, although it probably had appeared earlier without notice by customs agents. This fascinating book covers everything about marmalade, including its history, content, ingredients, uses, consistency and recognition. With this book, you can amaze your fellow marmalade fanciers with interesting tidbits about its long and involved history. For example, marmalades were used to conclude banquets and also found their way as an aid for digestion. Marmalades were considered by some as aphrodisiacs, and they often were gilded and boxed as gifts. Included in this book are recipes as well as a discussion of modern production and marketing. It certainly is true that everything you ever want to know about marmalade can be found in this book, certainly a delightful study about a favorite in many homes and restaurants.
— Jean E. Bedger, Volunteer and Researcher, Library, School of the Chicago Botanic Garden.