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It's out after 170 years, the secret of Worcestershire Sauce... found in a skip
dailymail.co.uk ^ | 11-3-2013 | Fay Schlesinger

Posted on 11/08/2013 3:59:43 PM PST by servo1969

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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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Food; History; Science
KEYWORDS: bangersandsmash; bonnieclifford; briankeogh; dustbinonatrolley; keepyourpeckerup; leaandperrins; lee; mystery; perrins; recipe; sauce; secret; worcestershire; wtfisaskip
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To: yarddog

After using Lea and Perrins for years we tried the Frenchs brand and like it better.


41 posted on 11/08/2013 5:18:16 PM PST by Aquamarine
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To: be-baw
“Worcestershire (pronounced WOO ster sher) sauce is used best when it adds flavor, yet is difficult to discern.”

Au contraire, it is pronounced “wooster” the rest is silent

42 posted on 11/08/2013 5:18:30 PM PST by Figment
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To: MRadtke

“Truth. I also like to put a few drops in olive oil for dipping French bread.”

Fresh ground black pepper added to the olive oil/Worchestershire Sauce makes it all an exceptional delicacy...


43 posted on 11/08/2013 5:20:41 PM PST by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders)
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To: Aquamarine

See my post No 40, immediately ahead of yours.


44 posted on 11/08/2013 5:22:49 PM PST by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders)
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To: I am Richard Brandon

“Sorry - wrong! It is pronounced WOO ster. The sher is silent as in fart.”

You are correct, but you’ll never convince anyone


45 posted on 11/08/2013 5:22:54 PM PST by Figment
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To: Jeff Chandler

I make my own honey mustard that I use on chicken when I bake it in the oven
Beat boneless skinless chicken breasts flat
Slice some bacon into bits and fry it
Brown chicken in bacon grease
Place chicken in a pan and coat with honey mustard, top with cheddar cheese and finally bacon bits
Bake til done
My fave chicken recipe


46 posted on 11/08/2013 5:23:07 PM PST by sheana
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To: Ray76

I once knew a girl (a pretty one too) from Chester, S.C. It took me at least 15 minutes to figure out where she was from. It kept coming out as Shasta,


47 posted on 11/08/2013 5:23:27 PM PST by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: Figment

Then how do you differentiate between Worcester and Worcestershire? They’re different places?


48 posted on 11/08/2013 5:23:36 PM PST by Ray76
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To: servo1969


49 posted on 11/08/2013 5:23:49 PM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: yarddog

Must be where they make the rootbeer /s


50 posted on 11/08/2013 5:24:59 PM PST by Ray76
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Thanks. Had no idea what a “skip” was supposed to be.

Wish they’d speak English.


51 posted on 11/08/2013 5:25:08 PM PST by ifinnegan
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To: servo1969

Really like that series, Henry Porter and the Worcestershire Sauce.


52 posted on 11/08/2013 5:26:01 PM PST by ifinnegan
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To: grame; Aquamarine

Around 30 years ago my parents tipped me off that Crystal hot sauce was better than McElhennies Tobasco.

Sure enough, I liked it better and it was a lot cheaper, not that Tobasco was really expensive.


53 posted on 11/08/2013 5:27:18 PM PST by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: Antihero101607

“I took stupid pills instead of a multivitamin this morning.”

No - I think the writer did. I was thinking the same thing. Of course I suppose maybe the recipe they are using now is NOT the original. But I’m guessing they just discovered an early copy of the recipe.


54 posted on 11/08/2013 5:28:40 PM PST by 21twelve (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2185147/posts 2013 is 1933 REBORN)
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To: Ray76

Not talking places


55 posted on 11/08/2013 5:29:15 PM PST by Figment
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To: ifinnegan

Reminds me of the Austin Powers movie where he speaks with his Dad speak english English.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIaiW1XrzxA


56 posted on 11/08/2013 5:30:10 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: servo1969

I always suspected pickles. ;)


57 posted on 11/08/2013 5:36:12 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (I)
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To: I am Richard Brandon; Ray76; Figment

It could be that all youse guys need to get it right would be a little speech therapy


58 posted on 11/08/2013 5:39:22 PM PST by be-baw (still seeking)
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To: servo1969

bmk


59 posted on 11/08/2013 5:49:40 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,$pend it all today;who can take your income & tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :-)
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To: goat granny

“I read years ago that no one person knew Col. Sanders receipt.”

I read a while ago that Thomas’s English muffins were suing an exec who left the company, he was one of a handful of employees who knew their recipe.

I love those and the real ones are completely different from the fake ones. Only the real ones split into a big half and a smaller half. It’s pretty fascinating.


60 posted on 11/08/2013 5:56:53 PM PST by jocon307
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