Cooking Basics: The 5 French Mother Sauces
What you'll learn
This four sessions course will cover how to make the five French mother sauces which are both used individually and as bases for a myriad of other sauces, particularly in French cuisine. The first session will cover what a roux is and how to use it to make the first two mother sauces that we will cover, the béchamel and velouté sauces. Our second session will cover the creation of an espagnole sauce. The third session will see us create a hollandaise sauce. The final session will cover the creation of a tomato sauce. Each session we will not only make the mother sauces, but I will discuss why they are so central to cooking in general, ways to modify them to your taste, and potential uses for each of them.
This class is perfect for
Home cooks, beginner cooks, ages 12+,
I have worked professionally both as a Sous-Chef and as an Architectural Technologist (A.T.) for a number of years. I'm currently back in university pursuing my Master's of Architecture, and have a background in Art and History. I'm also an avid gamer, having been gaming since I was 5 years old, and I particularly love games that involve building and strategy. During my time as a Sous-Chef I had some responsibility in training and mentoring new cooks regarding proper food safety, cooking, and basic knife skills. While I earned my Dip. A.T. at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, I worked as a peer tutor through the school for both first and second year A.T., helping them learn to properly use the software suites that were required for our course work as well as how to interpret building code.
What to bring
A shopping list for each session will be e-mailed out to all students after enrolment has been confirmed. None of these sauces are particularly expensive, however, the hollandaise sauce does require a significant amount of butter.
A kitchen scale is highly recommended.
How to participate
Head to your confirmation email or booking page, and click the button to join the stream.
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