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A good sauce (dressing, vinaigrette) elevates the most basic elements. Using pantry basics and fresh herbs we’ll make half-a-dozen sauces and talk about how to enjoy and store them.

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Ingredients (if you have them)

  • Fresh herbs (cilantro, mint, parsley, chives, oregano, etc.)
  • Scallions
  • Eggs
  • Lemons
  • Limes
  • Ginger
  • Garlic
  • Jalapeno
  • Pepper
  • Yogurt
  • Peanut butter
  • Tahini
  • Miso
  • Hot sauce
  • Olive oil
  • Neutral oil
  • Rice vinegar
  • Wine vinegar
  • Toasted seeds (sunflower or pumpkin) or nuts (walnuts, almonds or hazelnuts)
  • Salt & pepper
  • Cumin
  • Coriander
  • Hot dried pepper


  • Large cutting board
  • Sharp chef’s knife
  • Paring knife
  • Micro-plane
  • Bowls
  • Spoons
  • Whisk
  • Food processor (not absolutely necessary)


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