Every time you've dressed lettuce in a red wine vinaigrette, toasted a slice of sourdough, or poured kefir over your granola, a mother was behind it. Not your mother, but a mother.
That funky bacterial thing used to make red wine vinegar, sourdough starters, kefir grains? They're all called mothers because they "give birth" to foods we love. So while you're thanking the heavens for your own mom this Mother's Day, give a little love to these mamas. They may not send you care packages, give you advice, or call you on your birthday, but they will feed you:
1. Mother Sauces
The essential sauces from which French cooking springs.