Wiggle wiggle: The story of jelly
We’re talking about jelly – the kind that shimmers on your plate, wiggles and jiggles on your spoon, and melts in your mouth.
It’s been described as the ultimate status symbol for the wealthy, as the perfect solution for dieters and the sick, and, confusingly, as a liquid trapped in a solid that somehow remains fluid.
Jelly’s story is as old as cooking itself—it is one that involves spectacular riches and dazzling displays, as well as California’s poet laureate and some very curious chemistry.
*This episode was originally published by Gastropod in August 2018.