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Sauces: A Global History (Edible)

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Where would eggs benedict be without hollandaise, spaghetti without Bolognese, tortilla chips without salsa, or French fries without ketchup? A world without sauces is a dull and dry world indeed. But what exactly are sauces? How did they become a crucial element in every countryand#8217;s cuisine? Maryann Tebben answers these questions in this flavorful history, giving sauces their due as a highly debatable but essential part of our culinary habits.

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Tebben begins in fifth-century China with its many fermented sauces, then follows them along trade routes from East to West as they become a commodity and helped seafarers add flavor to their rations. Tracing the evolution of food technology, she explores the development of the art of sauce creation and examines the foams, ices, and smokesand#151;barely recognizable as saucesand#151;that are found in the increasingly popular world of molecular gastronomy. Tebben also investigates the many controversies that have sprung up around saucesand#151;how salsa has overtaken ketchup in popularity in the United States, and how British Worcestershire sauce actually originated in Indiaand#151;and offers tantalizing historical comparisons such as that between ketchup and Tabasco. A charming look at the source of soy sauce, mole, beurre blanc, and more, Sauces will please expert chefs and novice sauciers alike.

About the Author

Maryann Tebben is associate professor of French and director of the Center for Food Studies at Bard College at Simon's Rock in Massachusetts.

Table of Contents

Introduction

1. The Origin and Conception of Sauce

2. Condiment Sauces

3. French Sauces

4. Gravy: Sauce for Meat, Sauce for Pasta

5. Odd Sauces

6. Global Variations and National Identity

Recipes

References

Select Bibliography

Websites and Associations

Acknowledgements

Permissions

Photo Acknowledgements

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9781780233512
Author:
Tebben, Maryann
Publisher:
Reaktion Books
Subject:
History
Subject:
Cooking and Food-Historical Food and Cooking
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Reaktion Books - Edible
Publication Date:
20141031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
40 color plates, 20 halftones
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
7.75 x 4.75 in

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