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Old 09-27-2014, 10:17 PM   #31
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i can definitely hear that with the southern accent, tara.
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Old 09-28-2014, 08:45 AM   #32
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Talking about "brown sauce" on another thread reminds me that I keep meaning to ask everyone about Worcestershire Sauce. I see it mentioned time and time again on "Diners, Drive Ins and Dives", so clearly it is a well-known ingredient across the pond.

I have two questions for everyone (and I particularly want to hear from some other Brits as well as everyone else on this one.)

1. How do you pronounce it? (I pronounce it "Wooster") And I cannot lie, I do smile when I hear it pronounced in all sorts of ways on DD&D.

2. If you use it, what do you use it for? I hardly ever use it, but at the same time, I always have it in my cupboard. (Strange, but true - every few years I check the sell-by date - realise it is way past and get another bottle.)
I read recently that the US version of Lea & Perrins is slightly different to ours but it didn't specify how it was different.

Despite the sell-by date it lasts forever. When we broke up our student flat when we graduated we divvied up the kitchen stores and the bottle of Worcestershire sauce was part of my share. I finally finished it 3 years later. I swear it had got better with age. I expect the makers put a sell-by date to cover themselves.

I use it in lots of things, not just bloody Mary's - stews, ragu, soups, even curry, you name it, it goes in. A little goes a long way. Not good for vegetarians in it's original version as it contains anchovy.

Lee & Perrins is my choice of Worcestershire sauce. "Wooster" is my pronunciation too - as in Bertie!
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Old 09-28-2014, 08:54 AM   #33
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Katy, the sauce is wooster sauce. So what do you call the city?

Also, what's umami sauce?
The city is Wooster, the county is Woostersh-er although it's spelled as if it rhymed with "fire". The sauce though is Wooster.
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Old 09-28-2014, 09:30 AM   #34
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The city is Wooster, the county is Woostersh-er although it's spelled as if it rhymed with "fire". The sauce though is Wooster.
I don't understand why the differences but then you guys have had a lot longer to mess with the language than we have.
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Old 09-28-2014, 12:17 PM   #35
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I love the stuff and always have it on hand.
Good to know it lasts very long as Costco sells it by the two bottle package and the bottles are big.
One bottle could last two years no problem. We keep open bottles in the fridge.
I have a friend that uses it as a marinade for steaks.
While it tastes fine, it really darkens the meat and produces an almost black outside on the steak.
I used to marinade one side of the steaks with Worcestershire and the other half with Italian dressing.
I don't marinate steaks anymore. Just salt and pepper and a very very hot grill.
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Old 09-28-2014, 01:12 PM   #36
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Whoosh-ta-sure. That's the best way I can describe my pronunciation of this wonderful sauce.

I try it in everything.

For some things it works and others it doesn't.
Beef and beans are where it's magical properties shine.

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[snip]Lee & Perrins, accept no substitutes! [snip]
If it's not Lea & Perrins it's not Worcestershire Sauce.

I just wish they hadn't changed the label.
My Grandfather always asked how many tines it said Lea & Perrins on the bottle and no one ever got it right.
Just doesn't work with the new label.
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Old 09-30-2014, 12:32 PM   #37
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Which one has the new label? Looks like the one on the right? Right?
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going on memory here, never a good thing, but I think the difference in formulation between the UK and US product was the US one has/had high fructose corn syrup. I have had to abandon Lea and Perrins for a brand that does not add HFCS; Annies.

My pronunciation has evolved over the years but usually has 5 syllables.

I use it in many dishes. Today I added some to small batches of egg salad and tuna salad.

edit...I see where Lea and Perrins stopped using high fructose corn syrup in 2011. Maybe I will go back to them.
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Old 09-30-2014, 02:23 PM   #39
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I don't understand why the differences but then you guys have had a lot longer to mess with the language than we have.
It's just one of those things Andy. And let's not forget you have a few oddities of your own! For example - Kansas and Arkansas. Now to my English eyes, these two should be pronounced the same - Kansas and then Kansas with an R sound in front. But Arkansas is pronounced ArkanSAW! What's that all about??
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Whoosh-ta-sure. That's the best way I can describe my pronunciation of this wonderful sauce.

I try it in everything.

For some things it works and others it doesn't.
Beef and beans are where it's magical properties shine.



If it's not Lea & Perrins it's not Worcestershire Sauce.

I just wish they hadn't changed the label.
My Grandfather always asked how many tines it said Lea & Perrins on the bottle and no one ever got it right.
Just doesn't work with the new label.
Oh, completely different! I just have the one with the orange label.
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