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I know this may sound like a pretty strange question but, here it goes. I am a retiree living in the Philippines and cooking is my life. Until recently I have been able to obtain a browning and flavoring sauce known as "Kitchen Bouquet". For the last 50 years I have been using Kitchen Bouquet in sauces, gravys, soups, etc. Unfortunately, the importer stopped supplying it. I tried going on the internet and I found some "recipes" for Kitchen Bouquet but when I tried them all I ended up with was a foul, extremely bitter, burnt brown sugar. I am hoping that someone will take pity on this old cook and tell me either how to make Kitchen Bouquet or give me a way to make a substitute as I am lost with-out it. Needless to say many, many of the brand name products are unattainable here so pls try to keep it basic. Thank you

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As far as I know, this is only made by Clorox in California so it will have to be imported.  A little bit goes a long way so have someone in the states send you a case.  PM me.


Here is the ingredient list:



caramel, vegetable base (water, carrots, onions, celery, parsnips, turnips, salt, parsley, spices), sodium benzoate and sulfiting agents


My best guess for a recipe:

Melt 1/2 c of sugar in a pan.  Carefully add 2 cups of vegetable stock and let the sugar dissolve.  Reduce a bit and try it out.

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