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First introduced in Japan during the 19th century, Worcestershire sauce, which is commonly used in Western Europe, has steadily gained in popularity with the spread of the yoshoku (Western food) trend throughout the nation.
The origin of sauces is said to date back to prehistoric times, when hunters made sauces from the juice of salted meat that had been wrapped in grass.
When Japanese people think of sauces, they often think of Worcestershire sauce, which was discovered accidentally by a housekeeper living in the British city of Worcester at the beginning of the 19th century.
The housekeeper produced the sauce from shreds of vegetables and fruits …