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oyster  ·  498 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Dining Out? They’re Playing With Your Mind

Apparently it's garlic added to it. That's not special, everybody adds garlic to everything. We added that shit to butter, it changed seafood dinners forever and you don't see it getting a fancy name.

kleinbl00  ·  498 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Lol. It's supposed to be shit other than garlic, like "black pepper aioli" or "madras curry aioli" or "champagne vinaigrette aioli." But yeah, I guess if you want pretense points for "garlic and mayonnaise" just calling it straight aioli fits the bill...

oyster  ·  498 days ago  ·  link  ·  

They've lied sort of, it's only qualification is it has to have garlic but also what added flavouring doesn't have garlic ? It doesn't seem to be a dominating flavour by any means in a number of "aioli's".

veen  ·  498 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Wikipedia dishing out the truth:

    Since the late 1980s, it has become fashionable to call all flavored mayonnaises "aioli", with flavorings such as saffron or chili.[7] However, purists insist that "flavored mayonnaise can contain garlic, but true aioli contains no seasoning but garlic".[8]

Aioli here is basically garlic sauce. Not just 'oh, there is a hint of garlic in there', no, there should be 'my bad breath can kill a nation' amounts of garlic.

I love it. But I also combine it with Doritos, so maybe my culinary authority isn't worth much.

Dala  ·  496 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Doritos with garlic mayo. I am both revulsed and interested.

veen  ·  496 days ago  ·  link  ·  

It's weird, and you really don't want to overdo the aioli, but it is greasy and very unhealthy so my brain loves it.

Devac  ·  498 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Yeah, there's nothing fancy about beurre à la bourguignonne. :P