Tuesday, September 30, 2003

Yesterday my mayonnaise broke!!! I had decided to make some cider vinegar mayo and dump the too vinegary sherry vinegar version. And for the first time in my months and months of making mayonnaise, now, it thinned out and the emulsion broke.

But this was not cause for despair- in fact, I was kind of excited. Mayonnaise has become so simple for me, and I relished the challenge of restoring it. Plus, I had Jacques and Julia to guide me. I put a little dijon mustard in a new bowl and whisked in the broken mayonnaise spoonful by spoonful. Instantly fixed mayonnaise. Some people see culinary disaster- I say, bring it on.