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Old 12-22-2008, 09:51 PM   #1
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Ketchup/Catsup

Can someone explain, what is the different between ketchup and catsup?

I'm from australia ... There is a difference between our 'tomato sauce' and american 'ketchup' however the difference is trivial. Is Catsup the same thing ?

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Old 12-22-2008, 10:02 PM   #2
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Ketchup and Catsup are the same thing...just different spellings!

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Old 12-22-2008, 10:04 PM   #3
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Can someone explain, what is the different between ketchup and catsup?

I'm from australia ... There is a difference between our 'tomato sauce' and american 'ketchup' however the difference is trivial. Is Catsup the same thing ?
Ketchup/catsup is not the same as tomato sauce. It has vinegar, sugar, cinnamon, cloves and such. In the US, tomato sauce is savory, not sweet.
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Old 12-22-2008, 10:17 PM   #4
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potaoe/patatoe catsup/ketchup

'tomato sauce' can mean alot of different things.... just never use either of the former on pasta and you'll be ok
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Old 12-22-2008, 10:57 PM   #5
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if someone says 'tomato sauce' here .. it's generally the same kinda thing as 'ketchup'
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Old 12-22-2008, 11:03 PM   #6
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if someone says 'tomato sauce' here .. it's generally the same kinda thing as 'ketchup'
Perhaps to further clarify your question, ketchup/catsup is something that is served with hot dogs, French fries, hamburgers, etc.

Tomato sauce, on the other hand, is an ingredient used in preparing things like spaghetti sauce, etc.
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Old 12-22-2008, 11:46 PM   #7
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The controversy actually went to the US Supreme Court and was decided by Justice Warren Burger, breaking a 4:4 tie, that BOTH names would continue to be used, so the saga continues.
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Old 12-23-2008, 06:32 AM   #8
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Thus the confusion.

What Americans call ketchup, the Australians call tomato sauce. Same thing - different name.

Imagine an Australian in America ordering a burger with tomato sauce...
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Old 12-23-2008, 06:43 AM   #9
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Well, to add to the confusion, I know my friend in brazil puts ketchup/catsup on her pizza ( along with mayo ) and i know many people ( including my mother in law) who put ketchup/ catsup on spaghetti too. I guess i can see it, but id rather put salt in my eye.
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Old 12-23-2008, 06:51 AM   #10
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You guys also put banana on pizza, don't ya ?? Always wanted to try that ;)
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