[Sca-cooks] Roman Ketchup?

Terry Decker 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."


> http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=da&u=http://www.sagnlandet.dk/&ei=PTeJTKLfLpL0swOFyaisCg&sa=X&oi=translate&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CCEQ7gEwAA&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dlejre%2Bfors%25C3%25B8gscenter%26hl%3Den%26safe%3Dactive%26prmd%3Div
> While researching on a totally unrelated topic I found this "discussion." 
> I
> thought tomatoes were "New World?"
> Aelina the Saami

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