COOKING GLOSSARY

A dictionary of culinary terms

Fond

Product links will take you to our affiliate partner websites. We may earn a commission on purchases.

Definition:

The term ‘fond’ comes from the French language, and it means ‘foundation’ or ‘base’. This is an apt term, as ‘fond’ is used as the foundation of many sauces and is found at the base/bottom of your pan after cooking.

Fond is the brown bits that stick to the bottom of your pan when you are cooking. Fond does not develop well on non-stick surfaces. This stickiness isn’t a bad thing; in fact it can be quite a tasty thing. You can easily create a pan sauce by adding liquid (e.g. wine or stock) to your pan at the end of cooking, scraping up the fond, and reducing it into a sauce–a technique known as deglazing.

Share this post

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on pinterest
Share on email

Recent Kitchen Equipment Reviews

Recent Recipes

Spicy Browned Broccoli Side Dish Recipe
Spicy Seared Broccoli Side Dish

This is a quick and easy broccoli side dish that you can use to accompany a main dish. All-in-all, this dish will take less than 15 minutes to get to the table. You can adjust the heat by varying the amount of red pepper flakes, and you can add more garlic if you like it garlicy. The combination of frying and steaming results in enhanced flavour and texture.

Read More »
Spicy Browned Broccoli Side Dish Recipe
Spicy Seared Broccoli Side Dish

This is a quick and easy broccoli side dish that you can use to accompany a main dish. All-in-all, this dish will take less than 15 minutes to get to the table. You can adjust the heat by varying the amount of red pepper flakes, and you can add more garlic if you like it garlicy. The combination of frying and steaming results in enhanced flavour and texture.

Read More »

Food Articles

Scroll to Top