A Taste of History | Episode | How Catchup Came to America
Ketchup originated as a fish sauce in Asia. From there British sailors incorporated it into their cooking because it could stand 20 years on the shelf without spoiling. It eventually made its way to America, turning into the tomato-based condiment we use today. Chef Staib travels to Malaysia to trace the origins of ketchup, visits an organic farm, and prepares local Malaysian specialties.