David Despain

Kikkoman sauce
While taking a tour of the test kitchens at P.F. Chang’s headquarters in Scottsdale, Ariz. (http://www.pfchangs.com), you learn that the first step in the creation of any restaurant menu item is a search for a great sauce. Sauce development is primary because the wok is central to all of the cooking at P.F. Chang’s and the company’s fast-casual spinoff Pei Wei Asian Diner. Sauce is serious business—a construction of bold, concentrated flavor that is what keeps customers …

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