Icelandic & Danish terms

Robert Samuel rmsamuel at OPTONLINE.NET
Tue Jul 10 09:56:58 UTC 2001

----- Original Message -----
From: "Duane Campbell" <dcamp911 at JUNO.COM>
Sent: Monday, July 09, 2001 10:11 PM
Subject: Re: Icelandic & Danish terms

> On Mon, 9 Jul 2001 18:40:14 -0700 "A. Maberry"
> > Perhaps not in all areas of the Seattle area. Ketchup/Catsup on
> > hotdogs
> > strikes me as a little bizarre. Ketchup and mustard on a hamburger,
> > maybe,
> > but on a hotdog? New to me.
> In NE Pennsylvania ketchup on hot dogs is standard, preferably with
> pickle relish. Mustard is for flatlanders.
> Ketchup on scrambled eggs is also common. (I apologize if this rvelation
> reaches you when you are eating.)
> As Garrrison Keillor will tell you, ketchup is associated with
> traditional values and feeling good about yourself. It is the redneck
> Prosac.
> And for Barry -- ketchup predates the common use of tomatoes as an
> edible. Goes back -- and I am talking off the top of my head here -- to a
> concoction of pickled oysters. I am sure someone can correct me.
> D

The ancient Romans used a fish-based sauce as a condiment in Ketchup like
ways and amounts.

I may have read that in "Food in History" by Reay Tannahill.


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