[Sca-cooks] Roman Ketchup?

lilinah at earthlink.net lilinah at earthlink.net
Thu Sep 9 15:36:49 PDT 2010

Aelina wrote:
>While researching on a totally unrelated topic I found this "discussion." I
>thought tomatoes were "New World?"

I replied:
>Ah hah! When i use the site's search engine and enter ''ketchup'', i 
>get pages that mention garum, which as we all know, was chiefly made 
>of fish/fish parts. And garum or at least the wide variety of 
>Southeast Asian fish sauces i have tried are far closer in flavor 
>and use to soy sauce, aka ketchap in Bahasa Indonesia/Malayu, than 
>either one is to tomato ketchup.

Estupido! I hit SEND before including the URL

Here it is, for the Roman Ketchup aka Garum article
And, yes, they made theirs of fish and brine. No tomatoes involved.

Urtatim [that's err-tah-TEEM]
the persona formerly known as Anahita

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