Vinegar, strongly flavoured with, for instance, garlic, cayenne, soy and walnut ketchup. Known at least since 1789, but why the name 'camp' is unknown.
'To the Curious in Vinegar'
Sherborne Mercury - Monday 20 July 1789
Original Receipt in 'A New System Of Domestic Cookery' by 'A Lady' (Mrs. Maria Eliza Ketelby Rundell) (Rundell 1807);
CAMP KETCHUP - E. R.
Take two quarts of old strong beer, and one of white wine, add a quarter of a pound of anchovies, three ounces of shalots peeled, half an ounce of mace, the same of nutmeg, three large races of ginger cut in slices; put all together over a moderate fire till one third is wasted. The next day bottle it with the spice and the shalots. It will keep for many years.
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