Side Orders: White sauce puts zest to the test

Anne Braly

I'll be darned if I didn't miss National Mustard Day. It came and went without more than a whisper. In fact, I wouldn't have known there was a National Mustard Day if it weren't for a note I received from Zatarain's alerting me to the fact. There were no parades, no banners flying - nothing to indicate a salute to one of the nation's top condiments.

National Mustard Day was on Aug. 4, and I was out of town, but the missive from Zatarain's did come in time for Labor Day. Included with the note was a recipe for white sauce served with smoky grilled chicken. My first thought was: Oh great, another recipe for Alabama white sauce. I've seen the recipe posted so many times it's hard to calculate its popularity.

But