Patum Peperium Gentlemen’s Relish. A traditional Anchovy Paste which dates back decades, and is a must have in everyone’s pantry.
Gentleman’s Relish is a type of anchovy paste. It is also known as Patum Peperium (in the style of Latin). The relish was created in 1828 by an Englishman named John Osborn. It has a strong, very salty and slightly fishy taste, and contains anchovies (minimum 60%), butter, herbs and spices. Today, the secret recipe is withheld from all but one employee at Elsenham Quality Foods in England, the licensed manufacturer.
Patum Peperium Gentlemen’s Relish is traditionally spread thinly on slices of buttered white-bread toast, either on its own, or with cucumber or “mustard and cress” sprouts. It can also be added to minced meat for a different-tasting cottage pie or to the mixture for fish cakes, potato cakes and croquettes. Alternatively it can be melted into scrambled eggs or be used as a topping for jacket potatoes. It is an ingredient in the dish Scotch woodcock.
Sagebury Fine Foods is a delightful family-run, independent delicatessen and cafe. Strongly traditional, we carry an extensive range of English and continental cheeses, cooked meats and savoury products. Based in the famous Cheap Street in historic Frome in Somerset, we are long-established and therefore have built a reputation for quality beyond our renowned local status. Above all friendly and welcoming, we hope you will find something to catch your eye.