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kleinbl00  ·  495 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Dining Out? They’re Playing With Your Mind

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  ·  495 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  ·  495 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  ·  493 days ago  ·  link  ·  

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

veen  ·  493 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.