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Just Add Sauce

About the Book


When it comes to making food taste great, sauce is the secret weapon that belongs in every home cook’s arsenal. A single sauce can elevate everything from chicken to plain vegetables, and it needn’t be time-consuming or difficult to make. In this ground-breaking cookbook, America’s Test Kitchen pulls sauces off their pedestal and shows how easy it is to bring them into your everyday cooking by partnering nearly 200 versatile sauces with 100 fresh and fun recipes: Slather Tandoori Sauce on chicken before baking, dollop Pumpkin Seed Sauce over a grilled pork tenderloin, and stir Mango-Mint Salsa into quinoa for an instant salad. Going well beyond classics such as pan sauces and hollandaise, Just Add Sauce dives into the exciting worlds of simmering sauces, stir-fry sauces, chutneys, and more to open new realms of flavor.

Arugula and Ricotta Pesto
Garlic Cream Sauce
Za'atar-Rubbed Butterflied Chicken with Tahini Yogurt Sauce

The Most Accessible (But Comprehensive) Book on Sauces

Most cookbooks about sauces are daunting references that expect the cook to know how to use all the different sauces. We bring sauces to life by using them as jumping-off points for preparing all kinds of meals.

User-Friendly Organization

Within each chapter, helpful categories group together sauces that share similar techniques and uses, such as a collection of simple Herb Sauces that can be drizzled over almost anything. Then turn the page for recipes that make use of those sauces.

A World of Flavors

Of course you’ll find the classics like tomato sauce and beurre blanc, but you’ll also find plenty of opportunities to jazz up meals with recipes from a variety of cuisines.

Sauce Bar
Chicken Parmesan with Tomato Sauce
Braised Pork Loin Mole

Sauce Isn’t Just a Finishing Touch

With our simmering sauces, you simply cook meat and vegetables directly in sauce (such as Thai Red Curry Sauce or Pomodoro Sauce) and dinner’s ready. The magic happens with sauces for slathering on food before baking, brushing on during and after grilling, or tossing into a quick stir-fry.

Unique Features Help Home Cooks Improvise

Sauces can do more than you think—look for the “more ways to use” ideas throughout the book for inspiration.

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Available February 10, 2018
ISBN: 978-1-945256-24-0
$29.99, 320 pages, paperback, four-color throughout