Sunday, March 21, 2010

Found after 170 years *Who knew*

Breezy was getting ready to grill some fresh Shrimp and was looking for a certain recipe
and came across this interesting trivia .. who knew ??
She just thought she would share :
Bon appetit !
It's out after 170 years, the secret of Worcestershire Sauce... found in a skip
By Fay Schlesinger
Last updated at 2:13 PM on 03rd November 2009

http://www.slashfood.com/2009/11/03/worcestershire-sauce-secret-recipe-found-in-trash/

Protected: The ingredients of Lea & Perrins Worcestershire Sauce have been kept secret for 170 years
It is the secret ingredient of many a homemade meal.
But the precise contents of this tangy relish itself have remained a mystery. Until now.
After more than 170 years, the original recipe for Lea and Perrins Worcestershire Sauce has been revealed.

It was found in notes dating from the mid-1800s that were dumped in a skip by the sauce factory.
Brian Keogh, a former Lea and Perrins accountant, discovered the notes, which were neatly written in sepia ink in two leather-bound folios, and rescued them.
Today, the label on bottles of the sauce lists vinegar, molasses, sugar, salt, anchovies, tamarind extract, onions and garlic. But it doesn't reveal the identity of other key ingredients, merely adding 'spice' and 'flavouring'.
Mr Keogh's documents reveal that these could include cloves, soy sauce, lemons, pickles and peppers. Until now, the all-important ratios of the ingredients have also remained a mystery.
What is missing, however, is the method used to blend the constituent parts of the sauce. Nor does the recipe reveal how much sauce the various ingredients are intended to make.

Mr Keogh died three years ago aged 80. His daughter, Bonnie Clifford, found the notes and is now working with Worcester Museum to have the documents put on display.

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