Get Saucy: Make Dinner A New Way Every Day With Simple Sauces, Marinades, Dressings, Glazes, Pestos, Pasta Sauces, Salsas, And More

Get Saucy: Make Dinner A New Way Every Day With Simple Sauces, Marinades, Dressings, Glazes, Pestos, Pasta Sauces, Salsas, And More

by Grace Parisi


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Home cooks of all skill levels can dress up everyday dinners with these 500 sensational sauce recipes from all over the world. Whether a simple vinaigrette, a pasta sauce, or something more indulgent, nothing enhances, enlivens, and enriches a dish like a delicious sauce. Covering finishing touches from alfredo to zabaglione, from Asian dipping sauces to Southwestern salsas, this essential book can make mealtime magic, particularly for everyone who cooks every day and is always on the lookout for easy new ideas. Interspersed throughout Get Saucy are boxes on useful topics such as the best dressings to use for potato salad, the best barbecue sauces to add to chili, a dozen ways to use pestos, the best homemade hot dog condiments, and the best sauces to drizzle over pound cake or waffles. And there are suggestions for different ways to use the sauces themselves, such as making Sauce Newberg into a bisque with broth, or turning Piña Colada Dessert Sauce into homemade ice cream. Finally, a special index at the back lists every sauce according to what it pairs well with, be it poultry, fish, pork, eggs, vegetables, or another meal staple. Get Saucy revisits all the classics and creates even more brand-new ones. Comprehensive, accessible, and contemporary, it's an indispensable kitchen aid.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781558322370
Publisher: Harvard Common Press, The
Publication date: 03/28/2005
Pages: 448
Sales rank: 402,591
Product dimensions: 7.87(w) x 9.12(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Grace Parisi is the author of 3 cookbooks, most recently, The Portlandia Cookbook; Cook Like a Local. Her previous book, Get Saucy was nominated for a James Beard award for Best Single Subject Book of 2005. She has since written for Cooking Light, Fitness, Epicurious, Health and O Magazine. In the kitchen Grace is adept at all cuisines and is an expert baker and recipe developer. Given the choice between sweet and savory, her response is always, "Yes, Please!" In her life outside the kitchen, Grace is a long distance runner, athlete, and an avid racer. She plays guitars, loves camping, gardening in her postage-stamp sized Brooklyn backyard and cooking for a crowd, including her husband and two children.

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Get Saucy: Make Dinner a New Way Every Day with Simple Sauces, Marinades, Dressings, Glazes, Pestos, Pasta Sauces, Salsas, and More 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
'Get Saucy' has impressed myself and friends alike with easy to prepare sauces which give a rich and unique flavor to ordinary dishes. Recipes as simple as 'garlic butter' or somewhat richer as 'Gorganzola cream sauce' add generally available ingredients together to form an impressive taste that is both recognizable and elusive, but above all delicious. The best thing about the book is the simplicity of ingredients that work together to form a complex taste. I've tried 5 of the recipes so far, and all of them have taken less than 1 hour to prepare and were great. I got this book as a gift because I had,shall we say, cooking mishaps in the past, and what suprised me is that the sauce recipes are really built for combination with meats, chicken, etc. that compose the meal. For example, the marinades work well to soften meat, and all you have to do from there is cook it by any means (oven, grill, etc). So rather than using recipes that don't seem to make sense when you put everything together, in 'Get Saucy' you can put the effort and excitement into the simple sauce recipes and then do the meat cooking part with basic technique, and not get lost in a giant recipe. If you are not convinced, copy down one of the recipes, try it, and then you'll be glad to have bought the book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've had such great results with these recipes. Simple to prepare, deep complex flavors! Great resource.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this collection of sauces blows James Peterson's out of the water. These recipes are so accessible and user friendly. Everything I've made so far is just wonderful. Try the Gado Gado (peanut sauce) and Vodka sauce--Oh My God!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
i've never seen a bigger collection of cool and creative sauce recipes--ever. what's even better are the suggested uses, tips and recipes throughout the book that showcase the sauces. Plus the index at the back of the book is so useful to help match sauce with food type. Parisi has really found just about every sauce out there, plus hundreds of intriguing original ones. Worth the money!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loooooved this book for its sheer choices of a bazillion kinds of sauces. There's pretty much anything and everything you could think of in here. I've tried two recipes so far, and am working on others. I've made the sweet and sour sauce, as well as the sweet chili garlic sauce (or whatever the exact name is -- they're both in the Chinese/Asian section). The only reason I gave "Get Saucy" 4 stars, is because, despite making both recipes to the "t" as instructed, I still had to add more cornstarch to thicken them. But then again, it *could* have been "operator error". Whatever the case, I would still highly recommend this book to anyone. The sweet chili garlic sauce is especially awesome in stir fries. Even on cold leftovers, it tasted YUM. Do yourself a favor and BUY this book. It will become a staple in your collection, a surefire go-to, as it has for me. THANKS to Ms. Grace Parisi for writing it! Being a James Beard Award nominee isn't too shabby, either. :-)
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