Bechamel



a white sauce, sometimes seasoned with onion and nutmeg.
Contemporary Examples

Throw all the ingredients for bechamel in at once and 10 minutes later you have perfectly velvety sauce.
The 2012 Holiday Kitchen Gift Guide Megan McArdle December 12, 2012

Historical Examples

“It’s the bechamel sauce on it that you like, I suspect,” said Bettina.
A Thousand Ways to Please a Husband Louise Bennett Weaver

That seductive gentleman, bechamel, had been working up to a crisis.
The Wheels of Chance H. G. Wells

bechamel, tightening his chain in the Angel yard after dinner, was the first to be aware of their reunion.
The Wheels of Chance H. G. Wells

bechamel had told his wife he was going to Davos to see Carter.
The Wheels of Chance H. G. Wells

We have veal chops for tonight—just plain veal chops and boiled new potatoes and carrots with bechamel sauce.
A Thousand Ways to Please a Husband Louise Bennett Weaver

“Damn her,” said bechamel, for all the world like a common man.
The Wheels of Chance H. G. Wells

“Well, let ’em GO,” said bechamel, making a memorable saying.
The Wheels of Chance H. G. Wells

If bechamel (detestable person) had kept his promises, instead of behaving with unspeakable horridness, all would have been well.
The Wheels of Chance H. G. Wells

The sauces can be varied with tomato, or with some of the good English bottled sauces stirred with the bechamel.
The Belgian Cookbook Various

n.

1796, from French béchamel, named for Louis XIV’s steward, Louis de Béchamel, marquis de Nointel (1630-1703), who perfected it. Gamillscheg identifies him as a great gourmet of the time (“eines bekannten Feinschmeckers des 17. Jhdts.”).

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