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Pure ketchup : a history of America's national condiment with recipes / Andrew F. Smith.

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Subject: Cooking (Ketchup)
Food > history.
Food-Processing Industry > history.
Advertising as Topic > history.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 0585337349
  • ISBN: 9780585337340
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 242 pages, [8] pages of plates) : illustrations (some color)
  • Publisher: Columbia, S.C. : University of South Carolina Press, ©1996.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-232) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Ch. 1. Introducing Ketchup and Its Polyglot Parentage -- Ch. 2. The Rise and Demise of Homemade Ketchup -- Ch. 3. The Commercialization of Ketchup -- Ch. 4. The Quest for Pure Ketchup -- Ch. 5. The Benzoate War -- Ch. 6. Ketchup Revolutions -- Ch. 7. Ketchup Today and Tomorrow -- A Note on the Recipes -- Commercial Tomato Ketchups -- Nontomato Ketchups -- Non-American Ketchups.
Summary: When Andrew F. Smith began researching the heritage of America's favorite condiment, he uncovered the makings of a great story: exotic and mysterious beginnings, unusual and colorful characters, evil adulterators and contaminators, strong-willed commercial competitors, high-minded government regulators, and, finally, a relentless quest for a global market. From his large store of historical ketchup recipes, Smith offers a representative sampling of the appetizing, the intriguing, and the outlandish. Reflecting the diversity of the condiment's myriad incarnations, the volume includes recipes for more than 110 ketchup varieties made from such unexpected ingredients as apricots, beer, celery, cucumbers, lemons, liver, raspberries, and rum.
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