Ambrose Bierce’s definition of mayo from his 1906 Devil’s Dictionary:
One of the sauces which serve the French in place of a state religion.
It is said,
“It is highly probable that wherever olive oil existed, a simple preparation of oil and egg came about – particularly in the Mediterranean region, where aioli (oil and garlic) is made.” – M. Trutter et al., Culinaria Spain p. 68 (H.F. Ullmann 2008)
Let’s put to rest the group fantasy that mayo is “salmonella pudding,” Mayo has a high acid content that prevents bacterial growth. Mayo will spoil only if you mix it in already spoiled food.
If you are afraid of tainted maise you make yourself, start with pasteurized eggs.
For a different variation, try Japanese Style Mayo: “Japanese mayonnaise is typically made with apple cider vinegar or rice vinegar and a small amount of MSG, which gives it a different flavor from mayonnaise made from distilled vinegar. It is most often sold in soft plastic squeeze bottles. Its texture is thinner than most Western commercial mayonnaise. A variety containing karashi (Japanese mustard) is also common.”
As for the mayo on the wall…that’s a different story. 🙂
Usually on the Annual Cruise Night in Glendale, I usually cook up a bunch of Route 66 food, invite friends over, and then walk over to Cruise Night. This year was a little different, so only Spane, and Amber’s children went. I didn’t have people over, but Spane and I both like chicken wings. Continue reading →
Even if a child does not like spicy food, presented with the prospect of pepperoni pizza (or pep-e-on-i as the toddler set says), a child happily stuff his or her face with it.
I like pizza, too, but some time ago, I decided that I did not like meat on pizza anymore. Margarita pizza is the one for me. I like to make my own, with a little help from Trader Joe’s (more on this later).
So, I wanted pizza, and I also wanted chicken, but I don’t want meat on my pizza. What to do, what to do? I know! Create Pizza Chicken!
This is basically fried chicken fingers with sauce, but I must say, it really fulfilled my desire for pizza.