Master of Sauces – Georges Auguste Escoffier
Georges Auguste Escoffier (1846 – 1917) is known as the ‘master of sauces’. His love and passion for cooking and food took him to different places in his life and made him an authority on sauces. He travelled the length and breadth of…181
The Sauces Common in South American Cuisine
South American cuisine is a fusion of European and African cuisines introduced by the European colonizers. It is characterized by the use of several types of sauces. Soy sauce and aji-verde sauces are especially popular in the country. These…168
How Did Beef Stroganoff Get its Name?
Beef Stroganoff is one of the most popular dishes in Russia. The dish has its roots in the Caucasus, and its name is a combination of the names of its main ingredients: beef and Stroganov. The dish was named after the Stroganov family, who were…491
The Story Behind the Creation of Beef Wellington
Beef Wellington is a traditional French dish that takes a little bit of work and precision, but the end result is so worth it. The dish is one of those fancy French foods that most people haven’t heard of or don’t even know exists. While…414
What is Eggs Benedict and Where Did it Come From?
Eggs Benedict is a dish that has been around for a long time. With roots in the early 1900s, this dish has become one of the most well-known brunch dishes today. Its origins are a bit sketchy, but there are a few theories that are all pretty…408
French Cuisine - The Best Boeuf Bourguignon
Boeuf bourguignon is an old-school French recipe for a tender, smoky beef stew. The dish is one of the most famous and recognizable French classic recipes. Although it might sound a bit fancy, it’s actually one of the most common dishes in…503
Italian Cuisine and Food from the Sea
Italian cuisine is a reflection of its geographic location, the varied geography of Italy and the many diverse cultures that have influenced it over the centuries. The cuisine is based on local and regional ingredients such as olive oil,…170
Italian Cuisine and the Best Tomato Sauce
Tomato sauce is one of the easiest, most delicious ways to make use of summer’s harvest of tomatoes. The classic red sauce, made with tomatoes, onion, garlic, and oregano, is so versatile that it can be used in so many other dishes. The…164
Vinaigrettes and Dressings Used in French Cooking
Sauces and dressings play a big role in French food. In fact, French cuisine is more than just good meals; it’s also good table manners. When you sit down to a French meal, you also have to sit down with the right outfit. For example, while…157
What are Hollandaise and Béarnaise sauces?
Hollandaise sauce and béarnaise sauce are two of the world’s most popular and delicious sauces for eggs. They both have a sweet-tart flavor that compliments delicate eggs perfectly. They go well with many different kinds of foods. You can…146
The Basic Sauces Used in French Cuisine
French cuisine is known for its amazing sauces. It is said that French chefs have developed more than 4,000 different sauces throughout history. The French have enjoyed their sauces as much as the rest of the world has. Aside from being…167
What are the Most Useful French Sauces?
Did you know that there are an impressive 243 French sauces? That’s more than two for every week of the year! But what does that mean for you? Well, that means that there’s a lot you can learn about French cuisine if you start playing around…156