I will start off by admitting that I do see technical definitions here, but I did not actually learn that there was such a thing as conserves until today. I am used to putting jelly, or jam or preserves on my toast in the morning, but apparently I can also put conserves on toast as well. So what is the difference then between the two and how would a cook use them differently? Is it a regional thing, or are there times one would choose one over the other? Does one complement certain foods better than the other?