bechamel sauce

béchamel

[bey-shuh-mel; French bey-sha-mel]
noun
a white sauce, sometimes seasoned with onion and nutmeg.
Also called bechamel sauce.


Origin:
1790–1800; named after Louis, Marquis de Béchamel (steward of Louis XIV of France), its originator

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To bechamel sauce
Etymonline
Word Origin & History

bechamel
1796, named for Louis XIV's steward, Louis de Béchamel, marquis de Nointel (16301703), who perfected it.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature