Sunday, 2 November 2008

The Origins of Tomato Ketchup

Ketchup, or catsup, originated in China in 1690 as a pickled fish sauce called “ke-tsiap”. British sailors took Asian catsup or ketchup from Singapore to England but the British were unable to duplicate the recipe so they started substituting other ingredients, including ground mushrooms, walnuts, and cucumbers. Later the first recipe for "tomato catsup" appeared.

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