Our Favorite Sauces
4 Recipes Created by TRAVISTOLER
Recipes in this Collection
Cucumbers were thought to originate over 10,000 years ago in southern Asia. Early explorers and travelers introduced this vegetable to India and other parts of Asia. It was very popular in the ancient civilizations of Egypt, Greece and Rome, whose people used it not only as a food but also for its beneficial skin healing properties. The early colonists introduced cucumbers to the United States.
Cucumbers are scientifically known as Cucumis sativus and belong to the same family as watermelon, zucchini, pumpkin, and other types of squash.Submitted by TRAVISTOLER
The origins of pesto are somehow uncertain but some historical letters found in the archives of Genoa (Liguria) mention a dressing called "battuto d'aglio" (literally battered garlic) back in the 1600's. Basil has been known to all the Mediterranean people since the age of the Romans, probably originating from the northern coasts of Africa.Submitted by TRAVISTOLER
According to sources, the Cantonese originally came up with the idea of merging these two very different flavors, although it is unclear when the idea originated or what led to its invention. Some believe that pork flavored with sweet and sour sauce was actually created to satisfy foreign tastes. Whether or not that is true, sweet and sour dishes remain very popular in China.Submitted by TRAVISTOLER