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By Alastair Little and Richard Whittington

Published 1993

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There is something magical about mayonnaise... when you look at the ingredients before making it egg yolks, olive oil, lemon juice or wine vinegar, salt and pepper... perhaps a little mustard... a spoonful or two of water... out of their amalgamation comes one of the great cold sauces, a flavour without which summer would be incomplete.

There are purists who claim that true mayonnaise must be made by hand in a stone mortar with a wooden spoon. This is time-consuming and th