The 5 mother sauces every cook should know.

Thomas P., Back to Basics

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7 Lessons (45m)
    • 1. Intro 5 Mother Sauces

    • 2. Bechamel

    • 3. Sauce Veloute

    • 4. Sauce Espagnole

    • 5. Tomato Sauce

    • 6. Mayonnaise

    • 7. Now go and Change the World


About This Class

The 5 mother sauces, may seem intimidating, but mother sauces will nurture your kitchen confidence. With a few simple ingredients (mostly flour, butter, and a liquid) and a couple easy techniques, these five sauces, all equally important to your cooking repertoire, serve as the starting point for a slew of other classics. Once you get the feel for these sauces, you’ll be able to whisk them up whenever you want to get fancy. And soon enough, you'll feel confident enough to break tradition and take that Mother Sauce somewhere she’s never gone before. Here you will see what you need to know about the building blocks of sauces: