The Big 5 Books ... To Cook the Perfect Sauce

By The Big 5 ... by Booktrawler

By The Big 5 ... by Booktrawler

Essential Homemade Sauces Cookbook: Recipes and Companion Dishes to Elevate Your Meals

Mark Driskill

$15.99 $14.71

Add flair and elevate your culinary creations with sensational sauces

Modern Sauces: More Than 150 Recipes for Every Cook, Every Day

Martha Holmberg

$35.00 $31.50

"Modern Sauces is my favorite book this year. It is destined to be a classic reference for the rest of my cooking life, on one of the most valuable but least understood facets of cooking: sauces. Martha Holmberg brings great intelligence and lucid writing and instructions to the important craft of sauces. She is both respectful of and illuminating about classic sauces, innovative in her thinking about contemporary sauces, and practical in terms of everyday cooking. This is a great book." - Michael Ruhlman, author of Twenty, Ratio and Salumi

American Barbecue Sauces: Marinades, Rubs, and More from the South and Beyond

Greg Mrvich

$9.99 $9.19

"I am so ready to start making even better BBQ. Greg has done a great job putting together some fantastic, easy-to-follow recipes. If an old veteran of the pit can improve his game, I know that you will benefit from his great recipes also."--Chef Johnny, Texas Style Cuisine

Hot Sauce Cookbook: The Book of Fiery Salsa and Hot Sauce Recipes

Rockridge Press

$12.99 $11.95

The recipes in The Hot Sauce Cookbook will have you wiping your brow, chugging water, and helping yourself to seconds.

Just Add Sauce: A Revolutionary Guide to Boosting the Flavor of Everything You Cook

$29.99 $26.99

"Ramp up any and all meals with 'Just Add Sauce'. The America's Test Kitchen cookbook covers everything from dressings to glazes." -Portland Press Herald

These are my best, top 5 books on this topic.  They are my personal choice and I hope you find the list a useful starting point.