In Egypt, people put ketchup on everything. You even get little packages in bags of potato chips. I have separately takes two Egyptians to Pepe's for pizza, and while my back was turned, both asked the waitress for ketchup. One of the waitresses said, "Oh, god, no!" And last week when I made my best spaghetti and meatballs, one of my guests wanted to put ketchup on it. I put my foot down and told him he could walk into town and get dinner there. Last night, we had a quick dinner of hamburgers, hot dogs, left over macaroni and cheese and potato chips. Ketchup went over everything. So, since this particular guest eats almost no vegetables (cucumbers and my husband's squash casserole being the notable exceptions), I asked him if he thinks that ketchup counts as a vegetable. He said yes, ketchup is a vegetable. I think of it as a condiment, but I wonder if anyone else would agree with my guest.