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SCS 012| Sauce Tomat

The Five French Mother Sauces

In part four of our five part mother sauce series, we talk about Sauce Tomat, the base for many variations of modern tomato sauce. We finish up our talk on thickening agents, with a quick discussion on purees, bread crumbs, and food grade gums like Ultra Tex 3 and Xanthan Gum. In the main technique segment, we go over Escoffier's classic recipe for Sauce Tomat, and then cover some modern variations.

SCS 011| Béchamel Sauce

The Five French Mother Sauces

In part three of our mother sauce series, this lesson focuses on Béchamel Sauce, from which many milk and cream based sauces are derived. We continue our discussion on thickeners, including white wash, beurre manié, corn starch and arrow root. And in the culinary quick tip, how to make a simple macaroni and cheese using a common Béchamel derivative, Mornay.

SCS 010| Sauce Velouté

The Five French Mother Sauces

In part two of our French Mother Sauce series, we go over how to make sauce velouté , including some of the more popular secondary sauces, including Sauce Supreme, Allemande and Vin Blanc. In the discussion segment, we start a three part series on thickening agents used in both sauces and soups. In this episode, we go over roux and liaison.

SCS 007| Braising, Poaching & Roasting

Stella Culinary School Podcast Episode 6| Braising, Poaching and Roasting


In this episode, we continue our three part series on basic cooking technique with a lesson on braising, poaching and roasting. In the discussion segment, Jacob answers Scott's question on becoming a chef, and some of the hurdles he will have to overcome in the process. And in the Culinary Quick Tip, we talk about Sous Vide, and how it can be applied to the braising process.

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