1 characterized by a lightly pert and exuberant quality; "a certain irreverent gaiety and ease of manner" [syn: impertinent, irreverent, pert]
2 improperly forward or bold; "don't be fresh with me"; "impertinent of a child to lecture a grownup"; "an impudent boy given to insulting strangers" [syn: fresh, impertinent, impudent, overbold, smart, sassy] [also: sauciest, saucier]saucier See saucy
- (RP): /ˈsɔːsɪə/, /"sO:sI@/
- (US): säʹsēər, /ˈsɑsiɚ/, /"sAsi@`/
- comparative of saucy
- (RP): /sosje/, /sosje/ (French pronunciation)
- For the type of pitcher in which sauce is served, see sauce boat.
Escoffier definitionIn Georges Auguste Escoffier's system of the classic kitchen brigade, outlined in his book Le Guide Culinaire, a saucier is "responsible for all sautéed items and most sauces."
Name of panA saucier also refers to the type of dish that sauces are made in. A saucier (also called a chef's pan) is characterized by sloping sides. The sides allow easy whisking as well as pooling of liquids which help to mimic smaller pan sizes.
In popular culture"Chef," Frederic Forrest's character in the film Apocalypse Now, explains at one point that he was trained as a saucier, and was even slated to study at "the Escoffier school" in Paris before being drafted into the Navy--hence his nickname.
In the Futurama episode 30% Iron Chef, Bender, after winning the "Iron Cook" competition, declined the title and instead gave himself the lesser title of "Zinc Saucier", which comes with double prize money.
saucier in German: Saucier