Mama Said There’s Mayonaise Like This, There’s Mayonaise Like This Mama Said.

Written by Esquire

I was watching Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations the other day, and they happened to be making aioli in a small kitchen in France. An older french lady showed Anthony of few of her family secrets on how to achieve the perfect aioli. The old bat went through some serious steps to get it perfect.  By the way, Aioli is absolutely nothing like mayonnaise when made properly.

Aioli was initially used among commoners and peasants. Anyone poor as shit only had vegetables to eat, so they would slather it on everything to add flavor. Here in North America where we misinterpret and pretty much fuck up everything aioli  is often a little different. For the record: adding ketchup, mustard, or hot sauce to mayonnaise does not make it aioli. I'm not one to judge, but after seeing how it was done in the old country,  I felt perhaps I could no longer return to the sub-par mayo concoctions I once loved.

Longing for a solution to this madness, I contacted my friend who is very wise, and also happens to be rather charming.  I've always marveled at his ability to take lovers of all varieties.  He seems to show no preference when it comes to the appearance of his dates. His response to my conundrum: Do as I do. Love them all the same.

I suppose Aioli is no exception. I must learn to love all different qualities.  Thank you for your advice my sweet Dieter. What a gentle lover you truly must be.

Mama Said. [audio:Mama Said.mp3]


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