Popular wisdom holds that motherhood, baseball and apple pie are about as American as American can be. Conspicuously missing from this list is ketchup. Whether it’s old school Heinz or newfangled mash-ups like this recipe for Apple Cranberry Pumpkin Ketchup, ketchup has earned a place high up on the roster of What Makes This The Greatest Nation on Earth.
Ketchup’s roots are long and deep. Today it’s generally agreed upon that ketchup refers to a thick, smooth-textured sweet and tangy condiment usually made from tomatoes. But t’was not always the case.
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