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French Sauces

coeur de lion Oct 7, 2010 03:13 PM

Does anyone know where I can learn about how to prepare gourmet sauces in the Wash. D.C. area?

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    DCDeb Oct 7, 2010 03:55 PM

    CulinAerie runs all different classes. If you want, you can even have a private event. They have a weekend cooking "boot camp" at the end of the month if you and your friends are really into cooking.

    1131 14th Street NW, Washington, DC 20005

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    1. re: DCDeb
      katecm Oct 8, 2010 10:49 AM

      I've heard good things about them. Also, the Washington Post maintains a list of cooking classes throughout the region, but with private chefs and at schools. You should definitely find what you need there.

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      Bonstempsrouler Oct 7, 2010 03:23 PM

      You may pick up any major tradtional cookbook and find the information. There are three "Mother Sauces" from which all others are made. You don't need a cooking class to learn them.

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      1. re: Bonstempsrouler
        coeur de lion Oct 7, 2010 03:47 PM

        Thanks, you are correct. However, a group of us would enjoy the conviviality and inside information a pro could show us.

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          Indy 67 Oct 7, 2010 03:56 PM

          Since you're an existing group, you might want to call some of DC's private chefs and ask if any would be willing to develop a custom course for your group.

          Alternatively, I'd look at the course offerings in the Pentagon City branch of Sur le Table. Perhaps such a course already exists or Sur le Table would create a course explicitly for your group. Ditto for the Recreational cooking courses at L'Academie de Cuisine.

        2. re: Bonstempsrouler
          hotel Oct 8, 2010 08:46 AM

          Technically there are 5, but the best place to learn the history, preparation and intricacies of each one is in this book:


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