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Yummy Mayonnaise

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Want to know why and how the first mayonnaise was made?

Mayonnaise is said to be the invention of the French chef of the Duke de Richelieu in 1756. While the Duke was defeating the British at Port Mahon, his chef was creating a victory feast that included a sauce made of cream and eggs. When the chef realized that there was no cream in the kitchen, he improvised, substituting olive oil for the cream. A new culinary masterpiece was born, and the chef named it "Mahonnaise" in honor of the Duke's victory.


Am so glad there was no cream in the kitchen when the cook needed one! ;P

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Jennifer at: Mon Aug 27, 07:28:00 AM GMT+8 said...

So it all came from a genius substituting oil for milk. Aaawwwwhhhh!

It is pretty good, but that though is just grossing me out. Knowing that this chef did this, would you eat at his restaurant??

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