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Last by Evie on Jan 11, 2011, 3:36pm
I thought I'd start a weekly series here, where I tackled quick fixes and ideas in the kitchen. Partly because these are questions/ideas that deserve an answer, but are quick to answer. Partly because some of the other posts I've got lined up are taking a while to get back from my technical editors (friends I've worked with on recipes/ideas). Actually one post I've had on the back burner since I started may very well end up a book considering the amount of literature I've consulted to write it. Seriously. It's kind of insane. I may need to chop it up into parts or talk to Dr. G at the Robert Mondavi Institute about finding a publisher.
First up - Sauces.
Who doesn't love sauces? Whether it's a creamy mornay over macaroni (mac n cheese), ketchup with fries, or a cherry gastrique with braised pork belly.
Sauces serve two purposes. They accentuate and enhance the food they're lusciously draped over. And they help lube your mouth. (For my more prurient readers, I'll allow you time to compose yourself.) The acids and salts in sauces stimulate your salivary glands into producing more saliva, and if your sauce has any fats, even more lube! Seriously, your mouth needs all the lube it can get, otherwise you'll choke.
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