It can provide a balance of flavors, it can tie a dish together, and it can provide a needed level of moisture/fat with a leaner cut of meat. After years of watching cooking shows and a little experimentation myself I've learned some basics in sauce making and how to combine flavors. If you are novice learning some basic skills in this world will certainly help.
This book is fantastic in that it allows you to look up a food, say pork, then it gives you a list of other foods, veggies, and spices that pair well with it. So combine that with the basics of how to make a sauce and you are pretty much set!
- Apples; in ALL CAPS means it is great
- Bacon; highligthed
- Butter; also highlighted
- Cinnamon; also highlighted
- Lemon; ALL CAPS
- Onions; can't see it here but ALL CAPS