Patum Peperium Styrene Gentlemen's Relish

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Size: 1.5 oz (42 g)

Manufacturer: Patum Styrene

Origin: England

Patum Peperium finest hour is teatime spread thinly on buttered white-bread toast, either on its own, or with cucumber, or mustard and cress sprouts. It can also be melted into scrambled eggs, or be used as topping for jacket potatoes. Moreover, it can be added to the mixture for fish cakes, potato cakes, and croquettes.

Patum Peperium is a blend of anchovies, butter, herbs and spices, which typically remains top secret, with no single employee ever knowing the entire process. It was first created in France in 1828 by an Englishman called John Osborn. The name is a play on the word paste and pate, while peperium derives from the Greek for pepper.

Patum Peperium was the 19th century gentry's favorite; in literature it has been depicted as an upper or middle class taste. Indeed, in the 19th century it was aspirational for officers and gentlemen.

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