n. The one infallible sign of civilization and enlightenment. A people with no sauces has one thousand vices; a people with one sauce has only nine hundred and ninety-nine. For every sauce invented and accepted a vice is renounced and forgiven.

On ne sait à quelle sauce le mettre = There is no knowing what to do with him.

Trop de cuisiniers gâtent la sauce = Too many cooks spoil the broth.

[Although this may be but a translation of the English proverb, it is of constant use in France.]

Joshua A. Hatfield

Cold Sauce Alexander

(Served at India House with Cold Salmon )
For 12 People

Incorporate into good mayonnaise, chopped chives, parsley, chervil, two tablespoonsful of French mustard and dash of Worcestershire sauce, paprika, pepper and salt; stir well.