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What's in the sauce?
by Staff
Have you ever tasted a delicious dish and exclaimed "What's in the sauce?" Well, it's time to put your taste buds to the test. Can you guess which tasty ingredients give these sauces their signature flavors?

This sauce is simple, rich and heavy, yet it contains only three ingredients -- egg yolks, butter and lemon. What is it?

  • Roux
  • Hollandaise
  • Custard
  • Alfredo

What is aioli?

  • Variation of hollandaise but with vinegar
  • Quick spicy pasta sauce
  • Garlic-flavored mayonnaise
  • Thick sauce made from pureed vegetables

This sauce was created at the Delmonico Restaurant in New York City. It contains butter, cream, egg yolks, sherry and seasonings.

  • Remoulade
  • Veloute
  • Coulis
  • Newberg

Which sauce is named for the sailors with whom it was popular 16th century?

  • Marinara
  • Alfredo
  • Curry
  • Mole

This French sauce is also known as white sauce, or sauce blanche.

  • Hollandaise
  • Aioli
  • Béchamel
  • Alfredo

This sauce is a variation of hollandaise sauce, but is distinguished by the flavor of tarragon.

  • Béarnaise
  • Roux
  • Béchamel
  • Chasseur

Accomplished chefs master five basic sauces: béchamel, veloute, brown, hollandaise and tomato sauce. What is the group of sauces called?

  • Basic five
  • Foundation sauces
  • Traditional sauces
  • Mother sauces

The inventor of this parmesan and butter-based sauce named it for himself, after developing it at his restaurant in Rome around 1914.

  • Marinara
  • Alfredo
  • Mole
  • Gorgonzola