Traditional recipes for condiments, sauces and dressings are important not only add flavor to cooked dishes but also probiotics and enzymes to assist with nutrient assimilation and digestibility.
A great sauce can really make a meal. Likewise, the absence of a sauce can make a meal bland and even unenjoyable.
Knowing how to make a variety of sauce recipes ensures that leftovers never seem like an afterthought and that the same old recipe is presented in a wide variety of ways!
A good sauce can also serve as tasty medicine to prevent bloating, gas and heartburn in some cases when made with live or even fermented ingredients.
Serving a meal with two or more sauces on the side solves the problem of needing to be a short order cook to please family members with very different sets of tastebuds.