Ketchup Dividing Families???~Carly! {PIC}

This pic really has nothing to do with where you put Ketchup…..BUT LOOK HOW CUTE……

Ok, So now the real story, where do you keep your Ketchup???
But, I am still gonna post cute pics….Look how cute this little bottle is

First Let’s educate ourselves on how Ketchup was even invented…..
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Did ya get all that???
Let me break it down for ya…
The British likely encountered ketchup in Southeast Asia returned home and tried to replicate the fermented dark sauce. This probably happened Pretty early too, being that a recipe published in 1732 for “Ketchup in Paste,” .

But was this the ketchup we would recognize today. NOT…. Most British recipes called for ingredients like mushrooms, walnuts, oysters, or anchovies in an effort to reproduce the savory tastes first encountered in Asia. Mushroom ketchup was even a purported favorite of Jane Austen. (Looking for audio books by her btw) These early ketchup were mostly thin and dark! GROSS,,,,,

and were often added to soups, sauces, meat, and fish. At this point, ketchup lacked one important ingredient.
Enter the tomato. Scientist and horticulturalist, James Mease, referred to tomatoes as “love apples.” His recipe contained tomato pulp, spices, and brandy but lacked vinegar and sugar.

Ketchup’s success was due in part because it could be kept for up to a year. Still, the preservatiosn of tomato ketchup proved challenging. Since the tomato-growing season was short, makers of ketchup had to solve the problem of preserving tomato pulp year round. Some producers handled and stored the product so poorly that the resulting sauce contained contaminants like bacteria, spores, yeast, and mold—leading French cookbook author Pierre Blot to call commercial ketchup “filthy, decomposed and putrid” in 1866.


Heres what J.LO has to say about it ON TINDER
In an interview with Tinder, J.Lo swiped left on someone with a bio that said, “If you store ketchup in the refrigerator, it’s not going to work out.” Yep, it seems like Jenny from the Block keeps her ketchup in the fridge.
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Not done yet, here’s what the Smithsonian has to say Click below for full article

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Well, Should You Store Ketchup in the Fridge? People Are Deeply Divided…..