Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Sauce

Sauce, n. The one infallible sign of civilization and enlightenment. A people with no sauces has one thousand vices; a people with one sauce has only nine hundred and ninety-nine. For every sauce invented and accepted a vice is renounced and forgiven.

2007 Update: A gourmet's refinement, a gourmand's alignment, a poet's confinement or a dictionary-maker's definement.

33 comments:

Minka said...

you want fries with that?

Sar said...

Don't get saucey with me Bernice!

FelineFrisky said...

Sauce Mousseline, Sauce Tartare, sauceboat, sauced, saucepans,saucer, saucey, hit the sauce. Can't think of any others.

Have a great day, Doug! D :)

the amoeba said...

SAUCE, n. A sausage in its younger days, before its descent into solid maturity. Hence the long-standing association of sauce with the enfant terrible - who's likely to grow up to be either a butcher or a congressman. Don't watch him at work.

puppybrose said...

Sauce: uh...isn't that "French" for sass? "Boston" for source? "Gourmet" for gravy? (eh, don't mind me, i think my brain worked better before i laid off the sauce.)

Tan Lucy Pez said...

Unless it's HOT, then it's probably just a rancid concoction of mayo and sh*t. Hot is good.

Tan Lucy Pez said...

Oh, Puppy, that's good. Please delete it, then I'll say it.

Tom & Icy said...

Sauce? Alpo says "meat in sauce" but it's just a way of giving us less meat and filling the can with water!

Quilly said...

sauce that which is good for both goose and gander -- especially when they are simmered in it.

Karen said...

hmmm... saucy, sassy, sexy!!

how'd you know!?!?

Al said...

Sauce: Invented by the ancients when they became bored with just killing and eating things; evolved by the French as a way to make palatable certain otherwise disgusting dead things.

mireille said...

That update seems like Heinz 57, which I love, and which isn't always available in restaurants, but which is great on eggs or crabcakes. Yum. *stares dreamily into space* xoxo

Mo'a said...

Sauce: a way to disguise rotten meat...Oh!!! Al already said that in a disguised way, with eloquent English...I guess his sauce is better than mine.
In closing I will just say "Let the eat cake"

I love your 2007 Update: refinement, alignment confinement and definement.....poetic ;)

Jenna Howard said...

Chocolate sauce: liquid chocolate...best...creation...ever. So versatile and yummy!

Doug said...

Minka, you didn't even mention being first. It must just be gravy by now.

Sar, I bet that's from that TV show you and, Quill was it? like to quote.

Diane, that'll do. Have a great day yourself.

Amoeba, it's ok to watch if you trust your stomach and already have limited respect for the process.

Haha, puppy. That's true of a lot of us, I'd wager.

TLP, I think that just sounds scrumptious.

Icy, you have to watch the Alpo guys coming and going.

Quilly, when they're simmered in it is when they disagree with your premise.

Karen, your hubby put it in the prospectus.

Al, dead is beautiful where food is concerned.

Mireille, it kind of was.

Mo'a, to which I'll bow my head.

Jenna, you use it on plums?

Mutha said...

Mmmmmmm....sauce....

Minka said...

Neva remember when Joey made tomato sauce and filled every container in the apartment with it and Chandler comes in and says: "So I take it you didn´t get the job...or Italy called and said it was hungry!"

That was hilarious:)

What?

It is not my fault you don´t watch Friends *heaves shoulders up and down*

G said...

So it's takes an obervor of Kashrut to mention "the special sauce". Okay - Two all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun. There.

Jenna Howard said...

I'm so not touching that, Doug.;)

puppybrose said...

Minka: that was a great line from a great episode Friends. (one of many) i also liked the one where Monika makes candy for the neighbors so they'll like her, which is something i sometimes do with my chocolate chip cookies, now that i think of it... ; )

G: not only do i remember that, i used to be able to say it backwards (blame that feat on a stupid radio contest. or was that another pathetic attempt to get people to like me? now i can't remember...)

"Confidence is going after Moby Dick in a rowboat and taking the tartar sauce with you.” ~Zig Zigler

Jamie Dawn said...

I'm a saucy gal.
From Bierce's definition, I have concluded that I am also virtuous and nearly vice free.
I should point out that I am a sweet-saucy gal, not a spicy-saucy gal.
Spicy sauces lead to debauchery.

Doug said...

Mutha, that's a vote fer, I guess?

Well, Minka that was a nice share.

G, kashrut? Of course I remember two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun. What's my name again?

Jenna, they're just plums.

Neva, I like the quote.

Of course not, Jamie Dawn. Wouldn't want debauchery, now, would we?

G said...

Excuse me: KASHRUT or keeping Kosher.

Neva, why am I sitting here just laughing at your comment?

actonbell said...

So, would Bierce say that a saucier is angelic? (I thought the sauce chef was a sous chef, but I think that's wrong.)

Ugh, Tuesday's off the sauce...

Great update:)

Sar said...

Neva, I was sure you'd recognize my quote after you recently made a comment here about jumping the queen.

Now can you place it, Doug?

And G, I sang (aloud no less) your jingle comment as I read it.

One-Eyed Sam said...

A wench's malignment. But I find it piquant. Arrrrgh!

Doug said...

Thank you, G. And you're right, that was a funny comment by your NBFF. I probably should have said more.

Actonbell, I never figured that out either. The Bar & Grill I was a cook at, there was sometimes discussion of someone being the sous chef which I found hysterical. "Ze freyench fries moost not boil, chere! Zey moost nevair boil! Zut Alors! Le pizza!"

Ah, yes, Stiletto but just from the hints. I don't remember the line.

Arr, Sam, me old matey! Still a rascal are ye?

Jack K. said...

Karen suggested I stop by. Glad she did. I'll check back.

Liked the 2007 update. Nothing like a new "alignment".

puppybrose said...

G: you're laughing, NBFF, because you and i share the same bizarre sense of sesame-seed-sprinkled humor, smeared in special sauce. (thank goodness for that!)

Sar: "It's good to be the King" -- the queen, not so much. (right?) heh heh.

Doug, you'll get it. you know you'll get it. you want to get it. everyone wants to get it...

tsduff said...

some mayo with your artichokes?

cooper said...

Trying to do these words is driving me to the sauce.

So I guess I'm on the sauce again.

The Boy from S.A.C.A.D.A. said...

We wanted to play hookie from shcoll but the teecher sauce leeve.

Doug said...

Welcome, Jack. Any friend of Karen's is a friend of mine.

Funny, Neva. I get it now. I mean, not right now.

Exactly, Terry. If I were Groucho, the bird on the trapeze would fall up for you.

Bombay Sapphire, Alice?

Excellent usage, Boy.