"... this alchemist in a jar."
July 19, 2013 6:45 AM Subscribe
posted by AlonzoMosleyFBI (153 comments total)
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"The mystery of mayonnaise
... is how egg yolks, vegetable oil, vinegar (wine's angry brother) salt, sugar (earth’s primal grin-energy), lemon juice, water, and naturally, a pinch of the ol’ calcium disodium EDTA could be combined
to produce a condiment so versatile, satisfying, and outright majestic, that mustard, ketchup and their ilk must bow down
before it (though, at two bucks a jar, mayonnaise certainly doesn't put on airs
) or else slink away in disgrace. Who but the French could have wrought this gastronomic miracle? Mayonnaise is France's gift to the New World's muddled palate
, a boon that combines humanity's ancient instinctive craving for the cellular warmth of pure fat with the modern, romantic fondness for complex flavors: mayo (as the lazy call it
) may appear mild and prosaic, but behind its creamy veil it fairly seethes with tangy disposition. Cholesterol aside, it projects the luster
that we astro-orphans have identified with well-being ever since we fell from the stars
."Origin of quote
, though that post is eleven years old and many of the links are dead, so I figured I was safe.