Sustainable pleasure

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Taste good, does good

What do a chef, a lifestyle professor and a leading global brand for bathroom solutions and kitchen fittings have in common? Taking 50 countries as the starting point, innovating 50 national sauces and looking on “how they do good”, Paul Svensson and Mai-Lis Hellénius together with GROHE brand want to inspire and show the way to a healthier, more enjoyable and more sustainable life.

We welcome you to our Sauce Atlas. We want to take you on a culinary journey across the globe. The taste of the world manifested in international sauce recipes, all having one ingredient in common: Water. There’s nothing more essential to life on earth than water. Yet, from Cape Town to California, and from rural, sub-Saharan Africa to booming megacities there’s a global water crisis. People are struggling to access the quantity and quality of water they need for drinking, cooking, bathing, handwashing, and growing their food. 

"It all starts with water"
Paul Svensson 


In search of some of the world's most interesting sauces, we have for the sake of this book turned over many rocks and sniffed around for 50 examples from 50 different countries. Or rather, we have connected each sauce to a country. Finding the origin of a sauce and stubbornly maintaining that certain sauces have their roots in certain nations is impossible. 


"Life should be a joy"
Mai-Lis Hellénius
MD, Professor of Prevention and Lifestyle
at Karolinska Institutet


For each sauce in this book, I supplement Paul’s recipes, giving you a little insight into how they not only taste great but are also doing you some good.