[Sca-cooks] Ketchup was Period?, was Tomatoes
t.d.decker at worldnet.att.net
Fri Oct 6 06:19:29 PDT 2006
The first use of the word ketchup in English is around 1690 (as catchup).
It refers to a group of sauces whose primary base is vinegar as derived from
a Southeast Asian sauce of a similar name. Tomato ketchup is a later
developement. I would suspect that if the book has any pre-17th Century
references, it's stage dressing for the evolution of a fish sauce into a
> Someone mentioned a book about the history of ketchup. I am unfamiliar
> the book, but if the author states that ketchup has a history linked to
> (SCA) time period, does he give his sources? Are they period sources, or
> just someone else's opinion on the matter? I'm curious.
> THL Elizabeth Donnan
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