Janet Keiller’s Dundee Chip Marmalade
She did not invent marmalade, but in 1797 built the first marmalade factory. Instead of a solid, paste marmalade, she was the first to cut the peel into ‘chips’ making a jelly-type, spreading marmalade ideal for breakfast toast. Her method increased both the finished volume and the profit margin.
About Catherine Brown
Catherine Brown is a food writer, author, teacher and Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries (Scot.). Noted for her food columns in The Herald (Glasgow) for over two decades, she was also a presenter, with Derek Cooper, of Scotland’s Larder. She can be visited at www.catherinebrownfoodwriter.com.