On vacation

This column returns July 14.

Published July 3, 2008 2:00AM (EDT)

I'll be on vacation from July 3 through July 11, returning July 14.

To entertain and amuse you until then, here is a recipe for homemade ketchup. I've been predicting for years that fancy gourmet ketchup would be the next foodie thing, that upscale grocery-store shelves would soon be groaning with hundreds of varieties of chichi ketchup the way they do now with mustard, which within my lifetime came in two varieties: yellow and brown.

I don't think serious ketchup scholars consider that there are even two varieties of ketchup. Someone please make the ketchup craze happen.

By King Kaufman

King Kaufman is a senior writer for Salon. You can e-mail him at king at salon dot com. Facebook / Twitter / Tumblr

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