[Sca-cooks] Roman Ketchup?
t.d.decker at att.net
Thu Sep 9 19:35:03 PDT 2010
The term ketchup probably derives from the Malay word "kechap" which refers
to a fish sauce. The word appears in English in 1690. In the 18th and 19th
Century, ketchup was used as a generic reference to a number sauces with the
only common ingredient being vinegar. Tomato ketchup is likely a 19th
Century creation. Garum is a fish sauce, so I would say that the site is
using a Danish word that translates as "ketchup" but has a meaning closer to
that of "kechap."
> While researching on a totally unrelated topic I found this "discussion."
> thought tomatoes were "New World?"
> Aelina the Saami
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