" Mayonnaise, like hollandaise, is a process of forcing egg yolks to
absorb a fatt substance, oil in this case,
and to hold it in think and creamy suspension."
--Mastering the Art of French Cooking...
"It's hard to make mayonnaise by trial and error."
--The Joy of Sex
Yes, that is indeed how it begins. Did I know where it was going from there? No. Did I have to stop reading for a while in hopes that I wouldn't begin to gag? Hell yes. Seriously! Starting off with MAYO??! That stuff makes me creeeeep all over. It's a ridiculous fear of mine; yes, fear. Not a weird food that I don't have the acquired taste for - it makes me want to gag, turn and run, and sometimes even blow up buildings...all at the same time. I will never make mayonnaise, not ever.
And it left me asking; "How the hell does 'The Joy of Sex' fit into this?"
I guess I'll find out. I'm going to go read now....here's the link to the ORIGINAL Julie/Julia Project - the blog that started it all.