03 March 2007

Sauce

So, I've been doing a lot of thinking about sauce.

Isn't it kind of funny that we add strongly flavored substances... sauces... to other prepared foods, in order to alter the flavor of the food?

For instance - chicken nuggets. Why not make the nuggets taste good in the first place, thus making sauce unneccessary?

(FYI - Wendy's chicken nuggets *need* sauce.)

Check this out:
"The word "sauce" is a French word that means a relish to make our food more appetizing.... Because of the lack of refrigeration in the early days of cooking, meat, poultry, fish, and seafood didn't last long. Sauces and gravies were used to mask the flavor of tainted foods." (source: www.whatscookingamerica.net)

mmmm.... Pass the A-1, please.

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