The Contessa told an interesting story about this recipe. She said that about 20 years ago she asked a chef on the show to make three types of barbecue sauces: one mustardy, one tomatoey, and one Chinesey. When she tasted them, the first one was too mustardy, the second was too tomatoey, and the third was too Chinesey! She decided to try combining the three, and she said it turned out being the best sauce she'd ever tried. This is the result, and it's her favorite to this day.