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August 26, 2009 in Food
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Ketchup popular before french fries, hamburgers

Andrew F. Smith, who wrote “Pure Ketchup: The History of America’s National Condiment,” talks about the functionality of ketchup in the late 1800s and early 1900s before hamburgers, hotdogs and french fries were created.

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August 26, 2009 in Food
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Ketchup’s birth in America

Andrew F. Smith, who wrote “Pure Ketchup: The History of America’s National Condiment,” talks about the origins of ketchup and early uses in the United States. When ketchup was bottled and sold in the mid-19th century, it cost $4.50 for a pint, Smith describes.

Jonathan Brunt / The Spokesman-Review