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Martha Holmberg is an award-winning food writer and editor who developed expert sauce-making technique as assistant to Anne Willan at La Varenne Cooking School in France, then as the publisher and editor of Fine Cooking magazine and, most recently, as the food editor of the Oregonian newspaper. She is also the author of Crepes and Puff, both published by Chronicle Books. She lives in Portland, Oregon. Ellen Silverman is a New York-based food and lifestyle photographer. Her previous work for Chronicle Books includes Handheld Pies.

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A kitchen novice? Martha Holmberg shares the secrets of great sauce-making with pictures and easy to follow directions in her new cookbook "Modern Sauces". With over 100 mouth-watering recipes including standards such as béarnaise and hollandaise to modern riffs such as maple-rum sabayon and coconut-curry spiked chocolate sauce, you, too, can banish boring dinners.

An additional 55 recipes use the sauces to their greatest advantage—as complements to heartier dishes like pasta, meat and fish.

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Excerpted from "Modern Sauces" by Martha Holmberg, published by Chronicle Books. Photographs by Ellen Silverman.

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