Nuoc Cham or Vietnamese Dipping Sauce

Nuoc Cham or Vietnamese Dipping Sauce

  One of the secret pleasures of Asian dining is the sauces. I love our local Thai restaurant with its sticky, sweet [and succulent] dipping sauce. In Adam’s Big Pot, Chef Adam Liaw provides the Vietnamese version of this sauce. You can use it at home for spring...
Banana Rum Sauce from The Soda Fountain

Banana Rum Sauce from The Soda Fountain

  Yes, you can just eat them. And I have no personal prejudice against bananas. But, the combination of bananas and rum, as in Bananas Foster, can certainly capture your attention. This idea comes from The Soda Fountain, a considerably grand source for ice cream...
Sweet Chili Sauce from Wholefood Pantry

Sweet Chili Sauce from Wholefood Pantry

Every time I walk through the market and see a red pepper, I stop. “Keep moving,” Suzen used to say. Used to. I found this recipe and now she is the one who grabs a handful of the bright red flavor bombs. You can buy sweet chili sauce in the same stores, but they...
Jezabel Sauce [Sweet Heat]

Jezabel Sauce [Sweet Heat]

I saw a recipe recently for jezebel sauce and it struck me that this was the second time in the past year the idea had appeared. I checked the ingredients and, well, showed it to my wife Suzi. “Look, this has horseradish,” I said. That was unfair. If the recipe was...