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Re: Ketchup/Catsup/etc.

From:Karapcik, Mike <karapcik@...>
Date:Friday, March 29, 2002, 19:22
        That is also what I have read. Ketchup/catsup was a vinegar/fish
sauce. Then, different spices and vegetables were added. Then the fish was
left out, and it became a "pickled vegetable" cooking sauce. Then various
fruits were added for sweet varieties. (I've read of banana, mango, and
papaya ketchup.)
        Then, one fateful day, an American added tomatoes.
        Since then, American's put it on EVERYTHING. French fries, kalamari,
ice cream, chocolate bars, coffee... really, we can't survive without it.

        Ok, perhaps that last line is a *bit* exaggerated....

Mike Karapcik   *       Tampa, FL
Network Analyst *       USF campus
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Research Center
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| -----Original Message-----
| From: Keith Gaughan
| Subject: Ketchup/Catsup/etc.
| The word's originally from Chinese and identified some sort of
| fish sauce or something, didn't it? The tomato element only came
| in rather recently if I remember correctly.