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A separately-prepared cooking liquid or condiment served with other food.

Broadly, a sauce might be defined as almost any liquid food. Please use this tag only for those requiring preparation and generally served or mixed with a different, solid food.

Avoid using the tag for any of the following:

  • Soups, stocks, and broths; use the , , or tag instead, even if it is intended to be used as a sauce.
  • Well-known preparations generally referred to by other names (e.g. , ).
  • Jams, jellies, and other preserves (use or a similar corresponding tag).

Please do consider adding a sub-tag if referring to a well-defined sauce or category of sauce - for example, or .