We all know ketchup as the delicious condiment today, but did you know that the first recorded creation of ketchup was not from america but from China and it wasn’t made of tomatoes but fish guts. In 300bc the Chinese took fish bladders, intestines, stomach, salt and set in the sun for 20 days it was a European mainstay but as it made its way across the ocean, different recipes were made such as beer, mushrooms, walnuts, oysters, strawberries and peaches. Fun fact back in the 19th century Europeans thought that tomatoes were poisonous however as we all know today they were not. Then a man by the name of James Mease created the oh so famous ketchup recipe.
Did you know...? R.L. Stein began his career before Goosebumps by writing imagined interviews with famous people.