Part III, Chapter 2
Subject: Jam Making
Quote: “The village was silent as usual. At the corner of the streets were small pink heaps that smoked in the air, for this was the time for jam making, and everyone at Yonville prepared his supply on the same day.”
Well, I’ve make lots of jam in my time, both the canned and the freezer varieties. Never has it involved small pink heaps that smoked in the air. So what was going on here? Did they all make their jam outside on fires in large smoking kettles full of pink goo?
I suppose they needed jam to go with their cream cheese, but, I’m still a bit confused. Help?