Master The Top Five French Sauces

<p>Master The Top Five French Sauces</p>

We take a look at the five ‘mother’ sauces in French cooking – béchamel, velouté, hollandaise, sauce tomate and espagnole – all of which are the starting points for making many popular secondary sauces. 

Did you know there are essentially five classic French sauces? Known as the ‘mother sauces’, they are the essential basis of many French dishes. Don’t get nervous about the names of some of these classic sauces like velouté, because you really don’t have to be the chef de cuisine to make them.