- a white sauce, sometimes seasoned with onion and nutmeg.
Origin of béchamel
Examples from the Web for bechamel
Throw all the ingredients for bechamel in at once and 10 minutes later you have perfectly velvety sauce.The 2012 Holiday Kitchen Gift Guide
December 13, 2012
"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.
Bechamel stood with his eyes round and his knuckle on his hips.
"Well, let 'em GO," said Bechamel, making a memorable saying.
"Damn her," said Bechamel, for all the world like a common man.
Word Origin and History for bechamel
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.").