Sauce refers to a spicy condiment made from a secret recipe incorporating, among other things, Hunan ham, scallops, and Chinese spices which was first introduced in Hong Kong by The Peninsula Hotel. XO Sauce is available in many Hong Kong hoteld gift shops and local groceries.
Food and its preparation play a large part in these celebrations. The women of Cape Verde usually spend the few days prior to these feast pounding corn for the Cachupa/Catchupa, cleaning and cutting vegetables , and preparing meat for the dishes to be prepared for these ceremonial and religious occassions.
food cooked in water and salt during Lent. Xerophagy has also been practiced in prison and in the military as a form of punishment