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 Definition A classic French sauce made with egg yolks and clarified butter. [d] [e]
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Béarn

The articles states that "Henri IV, who was born in the old French département of Béarn". There was no "département" in 1553, 'Béarn' was a province. Départements officially appeared approx 250 years later Nat Makarevitch 18:11, 15 August 2007 (CDT)

Yup, I don't know how that one slipped through: I *knew* it, but didn't write it. Here's the French Wikipedia start to Bearn: "Le Béarn (en gascon/béarnais Bearn [beˈar] ou Biarn [ˈbjar]) est une ancienne province française située au pied des Pyrénées. Il forme avec la Basse-Navarre, le Labourd et la Soule (composant le Pays basque français) le département des Pyrénées-Atlantiques (64), dont il occupe les 3/5 du territoire. Le béarn compte 350 000 habitants et sa capitale est Pau." I'll make the correction. Hayford Peirce 19:20, 15 August 2007 (CDT)


quote from Fernand Point

Fernand Point est un grand chef cuisinier français, (1897-1955) pionnier de la gastronomie française, premier chef à obtenir Trois étoiles au Guide Michelin en 1933 (jusqu'en 1955), considéré comme un des pères de la nouvelle cuisine. Il dirige le célèbre restaurant La Pyramide à Vienne près de Lyon en Isère de 1925 à 1955

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