Ketchup: The Perfect, American Condiment

Ketchup: The Perfect, American Condiment

Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 838 , Segment 3

Episode: Immigration and Family Separation, Class Notes from A.D. 370, Ketchup: The Perfect American Condiment

  • Jun 20, 2018 11:00 pm
  • 16:55 mins

Guest: Amy Bentley, PhD, Professor of Food Studies, New York University  Ketchup is one of the most popular condiments in American restaurants. It pairs well with French fries and burgers. What makes ketchup so appealing to American taste buds?  The Chinese actually made it first - though they left out the tomatoes and used fermented fish instead. So really, can you even call that ketchup?  Amy Bentley is also the author of, “Inventing Baby Food: Taste, health, and the Industrialization of the American Diet.” Click here to listen to our interview about her book.

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