Family-owned and managed Mackays, the UK's leading producer and exporter of Dundee Orange Marmalade, has announced that it will be proudly backing National Marmalade Week (28th Feb - 6th Mar 2016) and has called for everyone who loves the favourite tangy spread to do the same.
The Keiller Family from Dundee are attributed with bringing marmalade to the commercial market in the 18th century by marketing their ‘Dundee Marmalade' as a breakfast condiment.
The Marmalade specialist Mackays, who have been producing the UK's best selling Dundee Marmalade for over 70 years, plans to spread the marmalade love across the UK during Marmalade Week by encouraging foodies to experiment with this versatile ingredient across all types of cooking.
A new recipe will be released each day of the 7 day long celebration, each highlighting just how much marmalade can add to a dish, ranging from Red Mullet with Fenell to deconstructed Ullswater sticky toffee pudding.
Food and drink bloggers up and down the UK, along with Great British Menu chefs Jak O'Donnell and Mark Greenaway, will be sharing their own recipes that make the most of the UK's favourite tangy spread.
To mark the beginning of National Marmalade Week, 28th February Mackays are sponsoring the 10K ‘Marmalade Run' on 28th February at the Dalemain Estate near Penrith, home to the World Marmalade Awards which takes place from 19th-21st March. Mackays are the main sponsor of the Awards along with Fortnum & Mason and Paddington Bear, which sees over 700 jars of homemade marmalade submitted for judging across 14 categories.
‘Mr Marmalade', Mackays' managing director Martin Grant, said: "The UK should be very proud of its marmalade heritage and this week is the perfect opportunity to share recipes or perhaps try it for the first time. We export marmalade to 80 countries around the world and are always delighted to discover the demand there is for our marmalade internationally. The UK is very lucky in that we can pick up marmalade in almost any grocer and we really are spoilt for choice."
More info on National Marmalade Week can be found at http://www.dalemainmarmaladeawards.co.uk/cms/national-marmalade-week.php
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