The magic of mayonnaise

I dare say mayonnaise — the real stuff, made by hand — is magic.

Sure, there is a scientific explanation for the process by which oil and water are fused together (see emulsion). And yet, that explanation — however accurate it may be — fails to capture the sheer alchemy that takes place when oil is whisked vigorously into egg yolks, a dash of vinegar, a dollop of Dijon, a pinch of salt and just a touch of white pepper.

So, go ahead; give it a go; conjure up a little homemade mayo and taste a little magic on the end of your spoon.

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