November 03, 2009
The secret of Worcestershire Sauce
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.
Vinegar, molasses, sugar, salt, anchovies, tamarind extract, onions and garlic. And under spice and flavouring: Cloves, soy sauce, lemons, pickles and peppers.
Posted by Ghost of a flea at November 3, 2009 08:47 AM
A key spice is the foul-smelling Ayurvedic resin from asafoetida
Posted by: agent bedhead at November 3, 2009 01:20 PM
I've tried to make my own, with tamarind extract made from scratch. Never thought of anchovies.
And that is why you should never throw anything out. Good thing someone was around to rescue the notebooks.