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Category Archives: Sauces

Sauce BĂ©arnaise

Since I started my Escoffier project, I’ve been reacting with disbelief when Escoffier writes that a dish or sauce is simple. Yeah, right, I scoff. This is going to take … Continue reading

May 10, 2015 · 2 Comments

Mother Sauces

In Escoffier’s world there are sauces, there are small sauces, and then there are Mother Sauces. Everyone knows how important sauces are to French cuisine. The Mother Sauces are those … Continue reading

March 2, 2015 · 8 Comments


Mayonnaise is one of the foundational cold sauces in classic French cuisine. It’s actually very simple (yeah, right, you scoff) and involves an emulsion, or combining two unlike components. The … Continue reading

February 22, 2015 · 2 Comments

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