Most of us don’t make sauces at home because we’re…well, we’re intimidated. It seems so complicated and time consuming to mix all that stuff and season it and boil it and get it just right. And we don’t know how. We go to a fancy restaurant, and the sauces are so delicate and beautiful, and they are in French, and we know we could never make something like that. Oh, yes, it’s fear and our lack of knowledge that keeps us from enjoying sauces on our home-cooked food.
It really isn’t as difficult as you think to make sauces, though. Once you know about the different kinds of sauces and master a few basic techniques, you can easily make sauces at home. You can even begin to invent your own sauces, based on your personal preferences and the things your family likes best.
Sauces make your food look, taste and smell better. They make food more appetizing. The difference between a Ham & Egg McMuffin and Eggs Benedict is the hollandaise sauce. And it is a big difference, isn’t it? In the same way, sauces can turn your plain and simple cooking into something special.