[Ads-l] American sauce

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Thu Aug 31 14:47:44 UTC 2017

> On Aug 31, 2017, at 9:07 AM, Dan Goncharoff <thegonch at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> All the ingredients you list are found in "spicy brown" mustard, like
> Gulden’s

So Kielecki could just call their amerykanski sauce “mustard spice”.  As noted in 


the “pumpkin-flavored products" just now beginning their annual but ever-earlier entry into the market contain no actual pumpkin but rather “pumpkin spice”, i.e. “a mix of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and cloves”.

I don’t suppose “pumpkin spice pushback” will have much support in the WOTY competition.


> On Aug 30, 2017 10:12 PM, "Laurence Horn" <laurence.horn at yale.edu> wrote:
>>> On Aug 30, 2017, at 9:01 PM, Dan Goncharoff <thegonch at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
>>> https://www.wspspolem.com.pl/en/products/kielecki-sauce/
>> kielecki-american-sauce/
>>> Looks like mustard without the mustard seed…
>> Well, maybe, but
>> "curry powder,…, black pepper, chilli pepper, ginger powder, nutmeg"
>> aren’t normally found in mustard.  I don’t know what makes this American
>> sauce specifically—but maybe it’s all the additional chemicals listed among
>> the ingredients.
>> I remember reading that “homard à l’américaine” (‘lobster with American
>> sauce’), found on many traditional French menus at least a few decades ago,
>> originated as a reanalysis of “à l’amoricaine” (Breton-style), as in the
>> recipe at http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/09/dining/lobster-a-
>> larmoricaine-recipe.html. On the other hand I’ve also read that it was
>> the other way around, so that “l’amoricaine” would be playing the role of
>> the Welsh rarebit in an etymythological entertainment.  In any case, I
>> suppose we should take Kielecki at their word and accept that the
>> curry-pepper-chili-ginger-nutmeg sauce is indeed as amerykanski as you
>> can get.
>> LH
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