The history of the béarnaise sauce dates back to the 19th century and the sauce has appeared on millions of steaks since then. The word “béarnaise” means “from Béarn”, which is a French province located in the south-west of France, bordered by Spain.

On these pages you will find all there is to know about the béarnaise sauce, from how to pronounce the world famous sauce, commonly misspelled one way or another, to classic béarnaise recipes and a classic hollandaise recipe (which the béarnaise sauce is considered to be based on).