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sauce Mornay

Language: French

Description: Sauce Mornay is a white béchamel sauce beaten with butter, grated Parmesan and Swiss cheese. It is thought that sauce Mornay was invented by Duke Philippe De Mornay (1549-1623), Governor of Saumur, Lord of the Plessis Marly in the 1600s. He was a writer on protestant affairs and known as the protestant pope. It is said that he also invented sauce lyonnais, sauce chasseur and sauce porto.

sauce Mornay
Sauce based on béchamel sauce, with thanks to the unkown artist in Great Italian Cuisine by Luigi Carnacini

Gender: f
Ethnicity: French
Most frequent country: Widespread

See places: French food and cuisine

See foods and dishes: Parmigiano-Reggiano, sauce béchamel

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