Orange Salad with Kirsch and Curaçao

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Appears in
The Official Downton Abbey Christmas Cookbook

By Regula Ysewijn

Published 2020

  • About

Although bitter oranges—the kind used for making marmalade—were available in Britain in medieval times, sweet oranges were not imported until the late sixteenth century. Their appearance was thanks to the Portuguese, who, upon encountering the fragrant citrus fruits in China, began cultivating them back home in Europe. These exotic imports were costly, of course, which made them beyond the reach of all but the rich. Their rarity also meant they quickly became associated with Christmas.