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DELICIOUS BÉCHAMEL SAUCE…

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There often exists some confusion as to who actually created certain inventions especially if they prove to be very successful, as is the case of the Béchamel sauce.   However, the most credible theory seems to be that this recipe was created by the French chef Francoise Pierre de la Varenne, who was employed in the Court of Luis XIV.  The head of the Court at that time was the Marquis Louis de Béchamel, and so, the sauce was named in his honor.  However, there are others who attribute the merit to the Marquis himself who developed the béchamel sauce to season a dish of dry cod.

It is easy to prepare the béchamel. Begin with a flour base (either wheat or corn) and fry in olive oil or butter and then add milk...

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