Béchamel Sauce | How to Make a Basic White Sauce
Béchamel sauce is of French origin and has become part of Italian culinary tradition for a very long time. It's also known as White Sauce or Mother Sauce because many sauces are prepared with béchamel as a base, such as Mornay, which is a somewhat richer version.
Lasagna and Cannelloni would not exist without béchamel and some pasta recipes or vegetables au gratin require it.
You can buy ready-made béchamel but you have to know that homemade béchamel sauce is very easy and fast ...