When you really think about it, there are thousands of different sauces in the world. Steak sauce, Mayonnaise, Pesto, and Tomato are just a few.  They can be used in so many different dishes! They are used for dipping, marinating, and can be served warm or cold.

“Sauce is a French word taken from the Latin salsa, meaning salted. Possibly the oldest recorded European sauce is garum, the fish sauce used by the Ancient Romans; while doubanjiang, the Chinese soy bean paste is mentioned in Rites of Zhou in the 3rd century BC. Sauces need a liquid component.”

In 200 A.D – the Romans actually used sauces to disguise the taste of doubtful freshness in food. Weird right?

According to TheSpruceEats.com “In the culinary arts, the term “mother sauce” refers to any one of five basic sauces, which are the starting points for making various secondary sauces or “small sauces.””

Everyone loves a good Tomato Sauce. Whether you are putting it on pasta or chicken, it can flavor just about any dish. Chances are, your grandma or family member has a delicious family recipe that has been passed down for years and years.

Here is a delicious tomato sauce recipe made with tomatoes, salt, olive oil, tomato paste, garlic, basil and a bay leaf. All the staples for a delicious sauce. If you want to add a bite to it, all in some red pepper flakes!

Do you love spicy things? Then chances are you’ve had Hot Sauce at some point. Around 2010, Tabasco Sauce peaked and was in the top 15 best-selling seasonings. Tabasco Sauce was one of the first spices to be used for buffalo wings.

“One of the first commercially available bottled hot sauces in America appeared in 1807 in Massachusetts. Few of the early brands from the 1800s survived to this day, however. ” – wikipedia

In most hot sauces, typically cayenne, chipotle, habanero and jalapeño peppers are used.

What is your favorite sauce?