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Culinate Newsletter March 7

(mailing, James Berry)

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 h1. Dear readers,

 I know I've mentioned before that I go gaga over a good sauce, even on a weeknight. Such a thing can transform simple food — uncooked or steamed vegetables or sautéed meat, say — into something a little more, well, riveting. Bagna Cauda, Açili Esme (Spicy Turkish-Style Yogurt), Salsa Verde, and my latest favorite, Smoky Winter Romesco Sauce, are at the top of my list, not to mention Matthew Amster-Burton's [/columns/bacon/stirfrysauces method] (more than a recipe) for whipping up a killer stir-fry sauce. 

 Sauce Gribiche
 is the next one I want to try. Maybe you, too?

 Of course, I also know that sometimes a squirt of Sriracha or another condiment is all we need to pep up our food. 

 This week on Culinate, Pat Tanumihardja looks at [/articles/culinate8/tangyglobalsauces "8 spicy and tangy condiments"] from around the world. There's colatura from Italy (essentially a fish sauce extracted from fermented anchovies); she advises adding a teaspoon to olive oil, garlic, lemon zest, and parsley to make a quick and delicious pasta sauce. Another is gochujang, a red pepper sauce from Korea; a little can enliven plain mayo or ketchup — or even fried rice.

 Getting a handle on these and other condiments can make sauces, marinades, and dips work for you — and your taste buds.

 Kim Carlson
 Editorial Director

 
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