23 Essays I Could Theoretically Write About KetchupPosted: December 23, 2011
1. Ketchup and childhood: Comfort foods and their Proustian links to growing up.
2.”So the big tomato squashed the baby one and shouted…” : Ketchup jokes and their relationship to society.
3. Ketchup with everything: The eating habits of those who require sauce on all things.
4. Ketchup and Class: What ketchup and its consummation say about status.
5. Ketchup or Catsup? : The etymology of why Americans have two words for this condiment.
6. Ketchup or Catsup? : What the knowledge of Britons about Americans two words for ketchup says about Anglo-American relations.”
7.”I don’t like tomatoes”: People who won’t eat tomatoes and love ketchup – a study on insanity.
8.”Do you want red sauce with that?” – Is takeaway sauce strictly ketchup?
9. Ketchupophaelia: A study of those sexually attracted to ketchup.
10.”That’s not blood, it’s just ketchup” – Common place items used to placate children.
11. Ketchup as signifier: Ketchup in film and its use to set scene.
12. Ketchup branding: How the brand changes the way we taste.
13. Ketchup on Roadkill: Ketchup, the great palletiser.
14. The ergonomics of the ketchup bottle: How ketchup bottle design shows changes in British design throughout the twentieth century.
15. Ketchup, Salsa and Pickle: The tricontinent development of tomato based condiments.
16. A bath of ketchup: Ketchup and charity stunts.
17. Heinz, HP or Daddy’s: which feels best in your pants?
18. The Ketchup Pit! : Use of condiments in obstacles in 1990’s kids’ TV shows.
19.”I prefer mayonnaise”: Choice of condiment as self-aggrandisement.
20. When is ketchup not ketchup? : Can you make recognisable ketchup by removing base ingredients?
21. The perfect ketchup: Scientific dreams of a madman.
22. Ketchup as anarchist activity: The use of condiments in protest movements from 1960 onwards.
23. Why is ketchup the only foodstuff I don’t like? : Shoulder shrugging with John Perry.
John, Dec 11