Sauce Zingara B

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By James Peterson

Published 1991

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Sauce Zingara has such a convoluted history and so many variations that, by the time the classic sauces were categorized at the end of the nineteenth century, two types of it—imaginatively named Zingara A and Zingara B—had to be listed. Zingara A is one of the few sauces in the classic repertoire that is thickened with breadcrumbs, a technique used since the Middle Ages. Because it is based on vinegar, its recipe is included in the section on vinegar-based derivative brown sauces. Zingara B is white wine based and finished with an elaborate garniture of ham, mushrooms, and truffles.

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