CREATE A WHITE, VELOUTÉ, OR BÉCHAMEL SAUCE IN THREE EASY STEPS

Ingredients 6 tablespoons of unsalted butter. Note: salted butter works in a pinch – be sure to reduce the salt content of the overall recipe to compensate. 3 1/2 tablespoons of flour 2 cups of milk (or stock if making a velouté). Note: the amount of milk can be significantly adjusted depending on the requirements…

Vanilla, a Legendary Flavor

By cocoparisienne at Pixabay According to old legends told by the indigenous Totonac “Jaguar” people of Mexico, in a time before vanilla was cultivated, there lived the beautiful princess Tzacopontziza of the Totonocopan kingdom. One day, a young prince by the name of Zkatan-Oxga saw her picking flowers for a temple offering, and overcome with passion, he whisked…