Jammy Bodger's Guide front coverMel Sellings AKA ‘the Jammy Bodger’ from Swanage is celebrating after winning gold for her Seville orange marmalade at the World’s Original Marmalade Awards.

Over 1000 jars of marmalade from as far afield as Australia and the Philippines were judged by -amongst others- Pam Corbin of River Cottage fame, Tim Came, MD of Thursday Cottage, Dan Lepard from ‘The Guardian’ and the Head of Buying at Fortnum & Mason.

These quirky awards are held every year at Dalemain Mansion in the Lake District to celebrate and promote the quintessentially British pastime of marmalade making.

Presenting the awards, Jonathan Miller, Food Buyer at Fortnum & Mason stated that, “The winning marmalades stood out as they had good acidity, were fully fruited, low sugar and great zest. Like a good wine, marmalade needs to have good fruit and full body.”

In celebration of Mel’s recent achievements, mags4dorset has a signed copy of her latest book, ‘Jam Making Month By Month: The Jammy Bodger’s Guide To Making Jam’ to give away.

With step-by-step guides and loads of recipes of what to make month-by-month this is the only jam making book you will ever need.

To be in with a chance of winning a signed copy of this book, all you have to do is answer the following question:

In which picturesque part of the UK are the World’s Original Marmalade Awards held?


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Close date is Monday, 6 May 2013. There is no cash alternative. The first correct entry drawn will be the winner. The Editor’s decision is final. Employees of Page & Pulford Ltd and their relatives are not permitted to enter.

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