Thursday, March 1, 2007
Food for Thought
Look at the label on the bottle in the picture…Heinz Tomato Ketchup. One day many years ago when I had way too much time on my hands I was reading a label much like this one.
Tomato Ketchup? Hmmm, Tomato……Ketchup? What is this thing Ketchup? If there is TOMATO Ketchup does that mean there are other kinds of Ketchup? Like maybe Squash Ketchup or Grape Ketchup? If Ketchup is TOMATO what is Catsup and is it TOMATO too?
Deep stuff for a young man. Unfortunately those many years ago computers for the masses did not exist and I actually had to go to a library and do…..(shhh, don’t let the kids hear)…”research”. I did the research and am a better man because of it.
Do you want to know the secret of Ketchup? If you’re reading this you have access to the computer I did not those years ago….so click the link and be a more complete person.
Wikipedia - Ketchup
World Wide Words - Ketchup
And, for those that make the grade....cut the mustard, so to speak, also read this great story about Grey Poupon, Ketchup and other food items. Fascinating!
The Ketchup Conundrum
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