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cooking, baking, food related competitions

Postby wargarden » November 4th, 2019, 4:13 pm

Do any of you plan on entering cooking,baking or food related competitions in near future?
If so what type competitions.
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Re: cooking, baking, food related competitions

Postby Seatallan » November 4th, 2019, 5:09 pm

I shall enter the World's Original Marmalade Awards as I usually do, especially as it is held just down the road from where we now live. Will be much easier to submit my entries! :D

https://www.dalemain.com/marmalade-awards/

I've been lucky for the past two years running and have been awarded Silver (plus a couple of Bronzes) but I'd love to finally gain a Gold. Our Ratatouille has been a Gold winner and very nearly came best in show a couple of years back. :kneel:
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Re: cooking, baking, food related competitions

Postby wargarden » November 5th, 2019, 6:18 pm

Seatallan sounds like great contest.
it to bad i never tried Marmalade making.
What defines the difference between Marmalades and jams.
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Re: cooking, baking, food related competitions

Postby PatsyMFagan » November 5th, 2019, 8:12 pm

We have experts on this forum …. One of them will explain ;)
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Re: cooking, baking, food related competitions

Postby earthmaiden » November 5th, 2019, 11:39 pm

I thought that marmalade was jam made with citrus fruit and often with slivers of peel added.
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Re: cooking, baking, food related competitions

Postby scullion » November 6th, 2019, 1:05 am

it depends where you come from - the spanish for jam is 'mermelada' - and not just citrus based.
i think the word original comes from the portuguese for a quince.
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Re: cooking, baking, food related competitions

Postby earthmaiden » November 6th, 2019, 8:20 am

I agree but nowadays in the UK I think it usually means the citrus based stuff.
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Re: cooking, baking, food related competitions

Postby Ratatouille » November 6th, 2019, 10:54 am

You are right about the Portuguese quince connection Scully. I tried to enter a sort of version including quince and citrus a few years ago but was told it was not possible. Had to be largely citrus.

The great thing about the competition is that it raises so much money for charity.
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Re: cooking, baking, food related competitions

Postby Seatallan » November 6th, 2019, 1:20 pm

Ratatouille wrote:The great thing about the competition is that it raises so much money for charity.


It does indeed. :tu:

Wargarden, as has been said, the history of marmalade is an interesting one but these days the main difference between marmalade and jam is the citrus element. Though I still think you can't beat classic Seville marmalade.

I just adore making marmalade and always look forward to early January when I can start looking out for the new season Seville oranges. :chops:
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Re: cooking, baking, food related competitions

Postby scullion » November 6th, 2019, 5:42 pm

Ratatouille wrote:I tried to enter a sort of version including quince and citrus a few years ago but was told it was not possible. Had to be largely citrus.


i think that could be a good example of irony, couldn't it‽‽
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Re: cooking, baking, food related competitions

Postby wargarden » November 7th, 2019, 9:08 am

contests on my list for 2020
canned meat stew at state fair.
smith island cake at state fair
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Re: cooking, baking, food related competitions

Postby Seatallan » November 7th, 2019, 9:13 am

scullion wrote:
Ratatouille wrote:I tried to enter a sort of version including quince and citrus a few years ago but was told it was not possible. Had to be largely citrus.


i think that could be a good example of irony, couldn't it‽‽


They can get a bit 'up themselves' I think at times (though don't get me wrong- it's a splendid show- I shall try to attend in person next year). I've been marked down on things that I have felt to be unfair on occasions, including once that my jar wasn't full to the top- which it blinking well was when I submitted it- but hey- that's competitions for you I suppose :) .

Hope you do well at your state fair next year Wargarden.
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Re: cooking, baking, food related competitions

Postby wargarden » November 9th, 2019, 10:01 pm

the fair i enter marks down on bubble size as well.
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