Tamari (1921, 1971)

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Thu Apr 3 08:40:15 UTC 2003

   "Tamari" will be the last one for tonight.
   OED has 1977; Merriam-Webster has 1965...OK, so Jesse requested "teriyaki sauce."  Can't I wait for the LOS ANGELES TIMES to check these in the Japanese-American community there?
   From JSTOR:

Aspergillus flavus, A. oryzae, and Associated Species
Charles Thom; Margaret B. Church
American Journal of Botany, Vol. 8, No. 2. (Feb., 1921), pp. 103-126.
Pg. 103:  Cultures of fermented food products of the Orient made from rice, other cereals, and soy beans show a number of characteristic types of Aspergillus. (...)  These organisms are recorded under the names A. _flavus_ Link, A. _oryzae_ Ahlb., A. _wentii_ Wehmer, and A. _tamari_ Kita.

   2 December 1971, NEW YORK TIMES, pg. 60:
Note: Tamari soy sauce is available at health food stores and Japanese groceries, as is soy oil.

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