[nafex] Quinces in Portugal
hartleyr at helix.nih.gov
Sun Jan 14 16:20:37 EST 2001
I ran across the following on the net (at www.manorhouses.com/food.htm).
"In Portugal there are two distinct kinds of quince. One is marmeleiro
which gives marmelos, hence the name marmelada given to the jam made
from these fruits. The other is gamboeira whose fruit is called gamnoa,
which is bigger, smoother and sweeter than its counterpart but once
these fruits are made into jams or jellies it is difficult to
distinguish the difference between the two."
Does anyone have more information on the difference?
The piece adds "Quince jam (Marmelada) is also called quince cheese
since when the jam has dried it can be eaten like cheese." !!
Bob Hartley, PA Z6
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