Ten Minutes: Mayonnaise

Of all the condiments in all the towns in all the world, mayonnaise is the most vile. Somehow this viscous combination of oil, egg, and vinegar remains popular with those who enjoy a taste that’s both bland and tangy. It’s more of a throat lubricant than food. Who invented it? I don’t even care. Maybe it was created during the Industrial Revolution when people were generally morose and working impossible hours. Factory owners probably wanted to cut back on lunch breaks and created something that allowed their employees to choke down their food like ducks. Gross.