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4 Recipes to Spice Up Your Shindig with Spicy Ketchup

4 Recipes to Spice Up Your Shindig with Spicy Ketchup January 31, 2016 finger food gourmet burgers gourmet ketchup party food party snacks spicy ketchup superbowl

While the Super Bowl is as close to football nirvana as NFL fans will ever get, it has morphed into much more than the biggest game of the season. In other words, snacking has basically become a sport in itself. The snacking spectrum for any soiree where finger foods are front and center always seems to include: burgers, French fries, and some variation on the good ol’ standby, chips and dip. The problem with finger foods is that they often tend to be a bit lacking when it comes to flavor and adventurousness. Reinventing something like burgers or French fries doesn’t...

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North Shore Food + Gift Emporium

North Shore Food + Gift Emporium November 17, 2015

You will not want to miss this! The North Shore Food + Gift EmporiumSunday, November 2210 AM to 4 PM at The Willowdale Estate in Topsfield MA  A Dinner Dealer Event.... find out more.

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Ketchup Comes From Where?

Ketchup Comes From Where? October 27, 2015

According to Salt: A World History by Mark Kurlansky, ketchup began in English kitchens as anchovy sauce, and borrowed the Indonesian word for fish sauce, kecap. Variations were created using mushrooms, walnuts, lemons, and eventually tomatoes (referred to widely in prior centuries as "love apples"):"In eighteenth-century England, anchovy sauce became known as ketchup, katchup, or catsup.  Ketchup became a tomato sauce, originally called 'tomato ketchup' in America, which is appropriate since the tomato is an American plant, brought to Europe by Hernán Cortés, embraced in the Mediterranean, and regarded with great suspicion in the North. The first known recipe for 'tomato ketchup' was...

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