About Sauce - General
There are hot sauces, barbecue sauces, grilling sauces, glazes, pasta sauces, of all kinds, dessert sauces, dipping sauces and gravies and dressings to accompany every conceivable food known to man.
Sauces are an essential element in cuisines all over the world.
To put it another way, I think the McIlhenny Company that
makes Tabasco Sauce with that small hole in the bottle does so for a good
For me, sauces should be kept simple to reveal the splendid flavors of each ingredient meant to delight, nourish and be enjoyed often.
I love almost all sauces that meet this simple rule: they must enhance the food and overall dining experience through added flavors, moisture and visual appeal.
In formal cooking, there were originally only four
"mother" sauces. These were the sauces from which all others were
Tomato sauce was added to the originals in the early 20th century.
(Hot sauces need to be discussed as a separate subject. There are hundreds of such "sauces.")
Café de Paris
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Datil Pepper sauce
Black bean sauce
Sweet & Sour
Wow! And this is only a partial list!
One thing I like to do is buy a sample pack of sauces.
Then I invite family and friends for a "sauce testing" with appropriate other foods and pair all these delights with some beer and wine.
Sauces make great Gift Baskets for those friends and family members who love sauces, from hot sauces to BBQ to pasta.
Thanks for visiting the article about sauce. Enjoy the sauce you make (or buy) and the company of those you share it with. - Donna
“SAUCE, n. The one infallible sign of civilization and enlightenment."
Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914)