CHAPTER ONE: CONDIMENTS

CONDIMENTS ARE LIKE OLD FRIENDS—HIGHLY THOUGHT OF, BUT OFTEN TAKEN FOR GRANTED.

— Marilyn Kaytor, American food writer

It’s easy to take condiments for granted. Other than perhaps selecting a favorite brand, you may not think much about them. However, condiments play a role in our daily lives. Let’s imagine a hamburger without ketchup, a hotdog without mustard, a rack of ribs without some delicious barbecue sauce. Boring, right?

Now that you are thinking about condiments, why not try making them from scratch? You might never have thought of making them yourself because we’re so used to grabbing a jar or bottle from the grocery store shelves. A friend once asked, “Can you actually make mustard at home?” Well, the answer ...

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