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Survery: Do you like Mayonnaise?

Obviously, a lot of people hate mayonnaise, and a lot of people love it. There is even a "I hate mayo fan club" thread. There are American mayo, Japanese mayo...etc. There are also many uses for mayo.

Mayo pizza:

http://i.huffpost.com/gen/946003/thum...

So here is a simple question. When I say "Mayo", your very first reaction is:

A) Tasty! (you like mayo).
B) What? (you don't care).
C) Disgusting! (you dislike mayo).
D) But.... (you are conflicted. A love/hate relationship for whatever reasons).

Thanks for your participation.

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    1. A - It's better when I make it, but the jars work lotsa time for lotsa stuff too. How can any 'hound hate a coupla fats mixed into a love spread?

              1. A.

                TO THE MAX!!!!! Whipped honey-maple mayo standing in for maple syrup with chicken and waffles? I think so.

                The sheer number of sauces using mayo as a base is mind blowing. There is nothing that it's eggy richness can't stand with and make better.

                  1. A but I don't know about the pizza. I do like mayo and banana sandwiches though.

                      1. Not only is it A for me, but I have an inherent distrust of people answering B, C or D.

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                          1. B. It's not a love/hate thing. Sometimes it's just the right glue to hold a sandwich together — othertimes not. It's also my preferred alternative to ketchup (which I think is disgusting stuff) for dipping french fries in, but I am also happy to eat a properly done french fry plain.

                              1. Wow, 14 responses already -- after my grocery shopping.

                                For what it is worth, I am an "A". I love to put Mayo on many things which others do not consider normal. I like eating French fries with mayo. I can eat mayo + rice. You get the idea.

                                I am waiting for the "C" since there is a "I hate mayo fan club" thread with 146 replies:

                                http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/848871

                                :D

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                                  1. re: Chemicalkinetics

                                    +1 for mayo on rice - warm steaming rice.

                                    1. re: bulavinaka

                                      Least appetizing application of the thread.

                                        1. re: Jay F

                                          Just found you as a "D." You wouldn't have been there. ;)

                                      1. re: Chemicalkinetics

                                        Fries and mayo are fantastic, some of the best trashy food there is. Mayo is also great as a dressing for green bell pepper, saltine cracker, and tomato salad. Try it, if you haven't already.

                                        1. re: Isolda

                                          Some Belgians might take issue with mayo with fries being trashy. ;-)

                                          Someone in this thread already mentioned blended some soy sauce with mayo. It's a real savory umami kick and goes great with so many things. Steamed veggies, tomatoes, salads, burgers, seafood, fries... And my favorite is mashing an avocado, adding the soy/mayo and some minced rinsed oniona, and spreading it on toast. Talk about trashy...

                                      2. A) Tasty! (hell yeah!!).

                                        Dukes, Kewpie, and my homemade stuff are all great.

                                        I'll put mayo on pretty much anything; noodles, rice, meats, and so on...

                                        1. C. I hate it. I hate the smell, I hate the squelchy noise it makes when you scoop it out of the jar, and most importantly, I hate the taste. Blerg

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                                          1. re: zitronenmadchen

                                            So, just to clarify. You hate it? ;-)

                                                1. re: The Professor

                                                  I get the impression she doesn't like it.

                                                  1. re: PHREDDY

                                                    Dunno. She sounds conflicted to me.

                                                2. re: zitronenmadchen

                                                  That's just cause you haven't tasted mine yet!!

                                                  ;-)

                                              1. re: zitronenmadchen

                                                "the squelchy noise it makes when you scoop it out of the jar"

                                                I do not know this noise

                                                1. re: laliz

                                                  Oh it exists, and is akin to finger nails on a chalkboard

                                                1. A I even used to make mayonnaise sandwiches when I was a kid, and one of my favorite guilty pleasure foods is a very dumbed down verson of macaroni salad... ditalini pasta, mayo, and seasoned salt.

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                                                  1. re: juliejulez

                                                    A. Mom used to make us peanut butter and mayo sandwiches. Thank goodness we were active kids.

                                                    1. re: KrumTx

                                                      My grandmother did the same and if no mayonnaise she used butter. "It keeps the peanut butter from sticking to the roof of your mouth"

                                                      1. re: foodieX2

                                                        My mother made them too, with the addition of nice crispy iceberg lettuce. I use romaine, because that's what's in the fridge...

                                                        Whole wheat or white bread?

                                                        1. re: kcshigekawa

                                                          My grandmother-always pepperidge farm white! "They remembers"

                                                          1. re: foodieX2

                                                            I so very much wish I could get Pepperidge Farms bread in in NoCal....

                                                        2. re: foodieX2

                                                          My mom still makes them with butter... well rather... spreadable margarine. Ack!

                                                      2. re: juliejulez

                                                        See also a Chowhound thread, "I'm Powerless over...mayo" with entries that were posted from 2010 to 2012.
                                                        Link: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/710534

                                                        1. re: Florida Hound

                                                          Thanks for the link....but clearly all over there are in luv with mayo. We have a choice her to say we hate it!

                                                      3. D. Like it ok, but I usally skip it on sandwiches, etc. because I'd rather spend my calories elsewhere.

                                                        1. I'm a C.

                                                          Hate the smell, hate the feel, hate the taste, hate the look of it.

                                                          But...this is all pretty much a wash since I developed an egg allergy. Oh well. At least I don't feel like I have to settle for vegan mayo, because I could care less.

                                                          1. D.

                                                            Jarred mayo: I like it and sour cream together, plus lots of chopped herbs, when I make one particular type of potato salad. I use it for 1,000 Island and Green Goddess salad dressings. I don't put it on sandwiches, and I don't eat it warm.

                                                            Homemade mayo: I make my own in the Cuisinart for use in making dips with herbs, spices, etc., sometimes mixed with yogurt and/or sour cream. I also use homemade for vitello (or, more usually, turkey) tonnato.

                                                            1. D It's necessary (and good) in some things, like potato salad, but I rarely use it at home unless I am making potato or macaroni salad.

                                                                  1. B/C. I dislike, but don't find it disgusting---just totally unnecessary for my culinary enjoyment. For example, if it gets on a sandwich unexpectedly, I don't mind much scraping it off, or just discarding that piece of bread---it's not going to kill me.

                                                                      1. C
                                                                        It's one of the few foods I won't touch.

                                                                        1. E) LOVE it.

                                                                          It has to be good mayo (homemade, Duke's, Kewpie or some of the commercial stuff private people generally can't get their greasy paws on) -- eggy, rich, with just the right amount of tang and salt.

                                                                          It's absolutely ESSENTIAL for me

                                                                          - with fries
                                                                          - on my (toasted) cheeseburger buns
                                                                          - for BLTs and BLT salads
                                                                          - creamy cole slaw dressing
                                                                          - for tuna salad

                                                                          It is incredibly versatile as a base for dips, too. I was eating at an upscale Italian place in Berlin that always serves a basket of 2 kinds of house-baked bread with 2 different dips (they vary, this night it was curry/apple and a light green one with many herbs). We were trying to figure out what the base was -- too creamy for yogurt, but not über-heavy... well, the waitress solved the mystery: mayo.

                                                                          Wonderful stuff.

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                                                                          1. re: linguafood

                                                                            Yes x 5 (except for the tuna salad and only because I hate tuna salad). All of the above--especially the E for LOVE!

                                                                          2. D

                                                                            But as others have noted, it's not a love/hate thing. There are some applications in which mayonnaise is absolutely appropriate and essential-- what would a tomato sandwich be in the heart of summer without mayonnaise? I also love it on a carved turkey sandwich, but for most other sandwich applications, I prefer avocado or hummus because they just have so much more flavor.
                                                                            I also hate when it's on a sandwich by default because there's usually way too much, and it doesn't go with everything-- the worst is when mayonnaise is touching cheese. I also prefer vinaigrette-based pasta salad to mayonnaise based, and will frequently sub at least some Greek yogurt in many other recipes traditionally calling for mayonnaise (such as tuna or potato salad). So while mayonnaise does not gross me out, in most cases I don't think it's necessary.

                                                                            Yes, in short, I'm conflicted.

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                                                                            1. re: ohmyyum

                                                                              "...avocado or hummus b/c they just have so much more flavor." I completely agree!

                                                                              I hover between a C and a D - can't stand the thought of its goopy whiteness ruining my turkey sandwich, but will eat it (and thoroughly enjoy) when it is "in" things, like pimiento cheese, chicken salad, tuna salad, egg salad, etc.

                                                                              In general mayo grosses me out, but I like it combined with other flavors. Go figure.

                                                                            2. A.

                                                                              Prefer Kewpie and homemade but will use Duke's or Hellmans if necessary.

                                                                              Have not tried the mayo pizza but I have some Cuban relatives who insist on putting mayonnaise on top of Arroz con Pollo. Oh, and avocados. I don't quite get either of those combos but it makes them happy.

                                                                                1. re: ohmyyum

                                                                                  Kewpie is a popular mayo from Japan. And with good reason! LOL

                                                                                  http://newyork.grubstreet.com/2012/02...

                                                                                  1. re: kbjesq

                                                                                    I am actually very surprised that so many people here mentioned Kewpie -- considered that is not something you can find in regular stores. I love Kewpie.

                                                                                    1. re: kbjesq

                                                                                      The corn on the cob with Kewpie and bacon salt are happening on my grill very, very soon.

                                                                                  2. D

                                                                                    I used to be a very strong C. Over the years I have come to tolerate it in very small amounts (lobster roll, Hong Kong shrimp) or where it is masked by other ingredients. (dips, etc).
                                                                                    Still don't want it on my burger or my BLT. I think it might have something to do with my aversion to the flavor of mustard. I have made my own (sans mustard) and liked it much better than the commercial products. I love its relatives (bearnaise, hollandaise, etc). Go figure.

                                                                                    1. C. About the vilest thing thing I can imagine.

                                                                                      1. A.

                                                                                        My favorite Vietnamese restaurant makes a great wood fire pizza with cilantro, garlic, chicken,peppers and mayo. Yum.

                                                                                        1. A.

                                                                                          And no one has mentioned mayonnaise cake. Deep chocolate and luscious. Mayonnaise replaces the shortening/butter and eggs.

                                                                                          Oh, and peanut butter and mayonnaise sandwiches are best with a nice thick slice of beefsteak tomato with plenty of fresh ground black pepper added.

                                                                                          It's also my dip of choice for cold asparagus spears. Hot ones get butter... See? I told you asparagus is fattening!

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                                                                                          1. re: Caroline1

                                                                                            <And no one has mentioned mayonnaise cake>

                                                                                            I didn't know such thing can exist.

                                                                                              1. re: Chemicalkinetics

                                                                                                Old-fashioned and based upon the idea that mayo is eggs and oil. Makes a moist cake, because, duh, oil makes a moist cake.

                                                                                                1. re: sandylc

                                                                                                  VERY old fashioned. I'm 79, and my mother made it for me as a teenager. It was moist and dark and extremely chocolaty. And she added broken walnuts to the cake batter, then fudge icing. Really really good! So when I married, I wanted the recipe. It took me years to pry it out of her, and then it was FLOP TIME...! I still have the recipe she used. It just won't work for me. I've tried and tried. The closest I came to any kind of success was baking it in a tube pan and using it for tires on my sons wagon when he was three. No matter what I do, it turns out like vulcanized rubber! <sigh> Three things I cannot make: Mayonnaise cake, meat loaf (no matter what recipe I use, people get terminal indigestion within 2 hours), and marinara sauce (for the life of me, I cannot get it to take on a garlic undertone, even when I've used several full heads of garlic). I've long ago concluded there are just some things God doesn't want me to do... Oh, well...

                                                                                                  1. re: Caroline1

                                                                                                    Oh, my! That's so funny-sad. But happen to have gathered that you cook a good number of other, more interesting things very well.....

                                                                                                    1. re: Caroline1

                                                                                                      I think maybe your mom pranked you. :-)

                                                                                                      And, I feel your pain. I've never been able to master pie crust and fruit pies. As in, even if I use supermarket pie crust, my fruit pies always flop.

                                                                                                      1. re: Violatp

                                                                                                        1. Supermarket piecrust SUCKS.

                                                                                                        2. Pies, especially fruit pies, are really simple; but only after you learn the secrets. Not fair.

                                                                                                        1. re: sandylc

                                                                                                          Yeah, it does, but my inability to make a decent pie crust in and of itself is a different story. Ha!

                                                                                                          I get by with cream and custard pies (and various cookie and cracker style crusts) for my pie repertoire. :-)

                                                                                                          The odd thing is that I have no trouble with something like pate sucree. Weird.

                                                                                                          1. re: Violatp

                                                                                                            >The odd thing is that I have no trouble with something like pate sucree. Weird.<

                                                                                                            I'm the same way, Viola. I can bake a tart shell. I've made hundreds, maybe. But a pie, forget it. It may help that I'd much rather eat a tart than a pie. So I just let pie be something other people make.

                                                                                                          2. re: sandylc

                                                                                                            Not only do supermarket pie crusts suck, but so do supermarket pies! My experience with pie crust is that if I want truly "short" flaky and rich pie crust, I have to make it from scratch, AND I have to make it with lard! Spend hours cutting in the lard into the flour if you like, but once you add ice water and start to bring the dough together, the less kneading and touching you do, the better! But pies are brutal to my hips, so I don't make them often unless I have someone to give it to. One slice out of a pie and the rest of it just fights to get into my mouth. My fave is hot blueberry pie with vanilla ice cream on top.... <sigh> If God loved women, he would have designed us so we have to eat to stay skinny!

                                                                                                          3. re: Violatp

                                                                                                            I thought she was pranking me too. I accused her of skewing the recipe when she wrote it out for me by hand. So she tore the page out of the cookbook and gave it to me... I took it home and made some more rubber tires! Go figure? I don't believe in faeries or ghosts and goblins or hauntings or magic... EXCEPT in MY kitchen! Some things in life are not meant to be understood.

                                                                                                            And you're right, sandylc, there ar other things I cook well, but mayonnaise cake, meatloaf and scratch marinara sauce are three that beat me!

                                                                                                            1. re: Caroline1

                                                                                                              caroline, maybe you should have a thread with the recipe and see if any other hounds have success. :-).

                                                                                                              1. re: alkapal

                                                                                                                LOL! I'm afraid of ensuing lawsuits if they have the same result. If somebody wants to try mayonnaise cake, someone in this thread has mentioned Paula Deen's recipe. Try it and sue her if it turns to rubber! '-)

                                                                                                                1. re: Caroline1

                                                                                                                  And would she pay up with a bounced check? If so, it might take a "Good year" to collect on it. Groan, groan, groan. My puns are so sick, I should check in to the Mayo Clinc.

                                                                                                              2. re: Caroline1

                                                                                                                I can make a nice sauce, but only make it in the summer when tomatoes are good. Otherwise, but we all prefer Barilla marinara. When I do make it, I use fresh summer tomatoes and do it in the crock pot all day. So yummy.

                                                                                                            2. re: Caroline1

                                                                                                              Oh! the old not enough garlic in the sauce problem!...(well this is off topic, but make your sauce with some garlic, then just before you serve it, put some chopped garlic in a sauté pan, with some EVOO....for about 1 minute, add in some of the fresh marinara sauce, to a bubble, add your cooked pasta and a touch of pasta water, warm through).

                                                                                                              That should solve that problem, now, about that cake, have you tried talking to BF Goodrich & Co?

                                                                                                              1. re: PHREDDY

                                                                                                                Aw, Phreddy, you’re a sweetheart for taking the time to share the tip with me, but… Been there, done that, and there’s garlic free flavored spaghetti sauce all over the tee shirt!

                                                                                                                Actually, I have found one trick that makes it turn out perfect every time… Have someone else make it…! Found this out years ago when I was teaching a cooking class for newly divorced or widowed men who had no clues in the kitchen. Toward the end of the course, they asked me to teach them how to make spaghetti sauce. Inwardly I cringed, but put on a brave face. ALL of theirs turned out great! I didn’t make one. Just told them how.

                                                                                                                Now that I think about it, this may have been the origin of the saying, "Those who can't, teach!" Hey, works for me…! ‘-)

                                                                                                              2. re: Caroline1

                                                                                                                I can't make cake, except for angel food. No matter what I try, it's a heavy, leaden, door stop, except for a box mix. Why it is that I can make a difficult cake, but not a simple one, is beyond me.

                                                                                                                1. re: cosmogrrl

                                                                                                                  Life is full of unreasonable kitchen mysteries! We seem to share one of them... <sigh>

                                                                                                                2. re: Caroline1

                                                                                                                  Meatloaf is the one single thing I cannot make either. I make a great Salisbury steak, really good meatballs (and several different kinds at that), all with no recipes. But, no matter how I make it, no matter what meat (or mix of meat) I use, no matter what pan, it never tastes good. My mom walked me through making hers and it turned out great. I followed her recipe on my own and it was gross and flavorless. It is so weird.

                                                                                                                  1. re: sisterfunkhaus

                                                                                                                    I would be so thrilled if I could just manage a meatloaf that tasted bad but didn't give anyone terminal indigestion! But I can't! I've even (desperately) wondered if maybe there is some sort of bizarre chemical reaction between my skin and the meatloaf/ingredients, so I've tried making it with surgical gloves on. Everyone STILL got indigestion. I figure it has to be some sort of curse, and I'm grateful it isn't worse. Agreed... Weird. REEEAAALLY weird!

                                                                                                          4. A. It's not like I'm going to eat it out of the jar with my bare fingers, but it serves its purpose in dressings and sandwiches.

                                                                                                            1. I love mayo. Especially Dukes (no sugar) and Kraft Homestyle (ithas some sugar but not enough to make it noticeably sweet), OTH I despise Miracle Whip. There has never been any in my home and will never be.

                                                                                                              1. C

                                                                                                                Dislike the appearance, taste, smell

                                                                                                                1. A- I will eat mayo pretty much however also long as other food is involved. I will not eat it by the spoonful.

                                                                                                                  In Spain we used to dip our fries in it.

                                                                                                                  1. A. Actually, I'll go with Lingua's E - LOVE it!

                                                                                                                    1. D, I prefer Miracle Whip. yep. or otherwise flavored mayo, like chipotle or green chili.

                                                                                                                      1. D - love it, but love it too much - so I don't buy or make it 'cos I'd just eat it all.

                                                                                                                        1. A especially on a fresh still warm turkey sandwich on fresh crusty Italian bread!

                                                                                                                          1. A) Love Best Foods mayo!

                                                                                                                              1. re: macca

                                                                                                                                Best Foods and Hellmann's are the same thing. But you already knew that, didn't you!

                                                                                                                              2. By the way, mayo mixed with some Sriracha is amazing on sandwiches.

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                                                                                                                                1. re: Violatp

                                                                                                                                  That mix is amazing applied to many things. :)

                                                                                                                                2. As a derivation of one of the 5 mother sauces, mayonaise is a staple. Having said that I will say I think the number 1 brand has been dumbed down, and I think its due to perhaps inferior soybean oil or something.

                                                                                                                                  In my view, like butter, mayonaise should be augmented or compounded. For instance, some chipotle powder or mashed red pepper added makes for a nice improvised aoili. You can muttle cilantro in a little oil and blend that in. Lime and or lemon zest...even blood orange can be added to mayo.

                                                                                                                                  my 2c worth

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                                                                                                                                  1. re: Tonwa

                                                                                                                                    I love mayonnaise when I make my own, then make things with it a la Tonwa. I hardly think of that and the stuff in the jar as the same food.

                                                                                                                                    1. re: Tonwa

                                                                                                                                      I think Hellman's and Best Foods Mayonaise are one in the same, it depends on which side of the Rockies your on.

                                                                                                                                      Just like Dryers and Edies Ice cream. ( I think cause east
                                                                                                                                      of Rockies it competes with Breyers)

                                                                                                                                      1. re: Tonwa

                                                                                                                                        <Just like Dreyers and Edies Ice cream. ( I think cause east
                                                                                                                                        of Rockies it competes with Breyers)>

                                                                                                                                        Is that why that is? That makes so much sense.

                                                                                                                                        1. re: Tonwa

                                                                                                                                          But Hellman's and Best Foods don't taste the same, despite what the label says. I think they're made according to slightly different recipes, both good.

                                                                                                                                      2. A for sure but it has to be homemade or Hellman's NOT the other stuff...YUCK!

                                                                                                                                        1. Definitely A). And no "lite/light" mayo. It's gotta be full fat Best Foods!

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                                                                                                                                          1. re: kcshigekawa

                                                                                                                                            I think it is very telling that Kraft markets a bunch of light mayos but puts on its label, "Real Mayonnaise" to set the real thing off from all the yucky diet imitators.

                                                                                                                                            1. Before I started making my own mayo/aioli I always bought Hellmans. Can't live without it.

                                                                                                                                              1. Oh my. So many replies. I better start tabulating soon. :)

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                                                                                                                                                1. re: Chemicalkinetics

                                                                                                                                                  A+

                                                                                                                                                  Sometimes just love a dish as a vehicle for the mayo.

                                                                                                                                                  Favorite sandwiches: BLT and plain ripe red tomato sammies. Lots of Mayo.

                                                                                                                                                2. A) Tasty!

                                                                                                                                                  Agree with deet13

                                                                                                                                                  Dukes, Kewpie, and homemade-- great because they have NO Sugar.

                                                                                                                                                    1. A. Love the texture, taste and smell. Mayonnaise is a lot like table vinegar - you can use it in pretty much any dish to make food go from blah to WOW!

                                                                                                                                                      Another tip: If i want a savory, dark sauce for my cold cuts, what I usually do is take as much mayo as I want on my bread and mix it in a tiny cup with a splash of Kikkoman Soy. MMM!

                                                                                                                                                      1. A+ ~~ Dukes. ~~ Blue Plate on occasion for old times sake.

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                                                                                                                                                        1. re: Uncle Bob

                                                                                                                                                          A Love it, and often ask for extra mayo (they can be so stingy!). And I just ordered some Duke's because I found it can be ordered online. My favorite is usually Hellman's/Best Food's.

                                                                                                                                                            1. re: kattyeyes

                                                                                                                                                              Not a convert yet, as I haven't tried it. Once i get it into my hands I will report back. First item on the menu for it is a tomato sandwich, then a mayo based salad dressing.

                                                                                                                                                              1. re: cosmogrrl

                                                                                                                                                                cosmogrrl, I grew up on Hellman's and still love it, but after all the rave reviews of Duke's, I found it at Kroger's in Dallas. I have fallen in love with it's taste and texture. It also nice that it doesn't contain sugar. My husband has always despised mayo (unless mixed into deviled eggs, potato salads, etc.) and he now prefers Duke's on things like BLT's, Tuna Salad sandwiches and other things when I offer him the option and he's VERY hard to convert to any food changes! He always preferred Miracle Whip, which I loved when I was younger and can't stand now. I hope you enjoy trying Duke's as much as we have :-)

                                                                                                                                                                1. re: TXMandy

                                                                                                                                                                  Okay, TXMandy, you've got MY attention! WHICH Kroger's in Dallas? I just called my local Kroger's in Plano, and they do NOT stock it! So please, please, please share... Which Krogers? And do you recall how much it was? I've never had it, though I'm a devotee of Hellmann's/Best Foods, but have wanted to try Dukes, but I'm not quite willing to order it from amazon.com if I can buy it right here in the metroplex! Thanks!

                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: Caroline1

                                                                                                                                                                    Caroline1, do you have a Dollar Tree in Plano? The one in my town (OR coast) has small jars or at least had, I have not checked lately.

                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: Caroline1

                                                                                                                                                                      Hey Caroline 1, I love that you're on the hunt now too! I found the full size jar at the Kroger's in Addison off Beltline and Marsh. I can't remember the price, but $4-$5 sounds close. Let us know if you find it. I'm curious to what your opinion is.

                                                                                                                                                          1. D

                                                                                                                                                            Necessary in some dishes, but kind of gross.

                                                                                                                                                            Assuming this is about Hellman's.

                                                                                                                                                            Well-made aioli is a differenct animal than Hellman's. It is actually edible.

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                                                                                                                                                            1. re: sandylc

                                                                                                                                                              Well, Hellman's is just one brand of mayonnaise.

                                                                                                                                                              If you like "well-made aioli", you like mayonnaise with garlic. So the mayo doesn't seem to be the problem.

                                                                                                                                                              1. re: linguafood

                                                                                                                                                                I disagree. Jarred mayo has soybean oil (ick), vinegar of questionable quality, "natural" flavors, and preservatives. This is a different animal from good homemade.

                                                                                                                                                                1. re: sandylc

                                                                                                                                                                  There are "good" commercial brands, too. Ya just hafta know where to look.

                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: linguafood

                                                                                                                                                                    I'm sure there must be. I've looked around a bit and even purchased a few. Generally, soy oil is often the choice and many of the "natural" or "gourment" brands are rancid upon opening.

                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: linguafood

                                                                                                                                                                      As mentioned above Kewpie is excellent, expensive, but good!

                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: PHREDDY

                                                                                                                                                                        The type of oil is not defined and people are likely lovin' it due to the MSG and "spices".

                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: Jay F

                                                                                                                                                                              I've never had it but now am intrigued. And, fwiw, I've seen it for way cheaper than that at the markets in the Inner Richmond and I'm pretty sure I've seen it at the market on the corner of 18th and Mission in the Mission in SF.

                                                                                                                                                                            2. re: sandylc

                                                                                                                                                                              They're lovin' it cuz it's delicious. Nothing wrong with MSG anyway. I mean, you eat tomatoes, right?

                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: linguafood

                                                                                                                                                                                You bring up a very good point. I am interested in the potential differences between naturally occurring MSG and ???manufactured??? artificially introduced ??? differing quantities/qualities between the two ????

                                                                                                                                                                                This is similar to a discussion that could be had regarding artificially created/introduced transfats vs. naturally occurring ones.

                                                                                                                                                                                I am sure that the real answers are known by someone; that someone just isn't me!

                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: sandylc

                                                                                                                                                                                  Well, there are two differences -- at least. First, there is no naturally occurring MSG (monosodium glutamate) -- at least not the sense you may think. There is naturally occurring glutamic acid. Second, naturally glutamic acids are mostly in the L-form, whereas the synthesized MSG has the glutamate in 50:50 L/D forms.

                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: Chemicalkinetics

                                                                                                                                                                                      Boy, you cleared that up for me...Thanks!

                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: linguafood

                                                                                                                                                                                    Linguafood,

                                                                                                                                                                                    I am with you on the MSG. I doubt very much that it is neurotoxic, as one commenter in the "Grubstreet" article claims. (What would the FDA being doing, if that were true?) People get to emotional and irrational about MSG.

                                                                                                                                                                                    As Jeffrey Steingarten, the food critic and author, commented, if MSG causes headaches, then why don't a billion Chinese have headaches all the time?

                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: gfr1111

                                                                                                                                                                                      That's poor logic. They may develop a resistance, or there might be another commonly eaten food that is the "cure"....etc.

                                                                                                                                                                                      I do know that glutamates make me REALLY thirsty for several hours afterwards. Like salt on crack.

                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: sandylc

                                                                                                                                                                                        So a ripe tomato or a fresh mushroom make you thirsty for hours? I'm not sure that makes sense. Respectfully, maybe there is a problem you should have looked into?

                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: MGZ

                                                                                                                                                                                          Maybe if the tomato or mushroom was super pumped up with glutamates.

                                                                                                                                                                                          Yes, it makes sense.

                                                                                                                                                                                          Perhaps you should tune into your body's responses to food.Oh, respectfully.

                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: sandylc

                                                                                                                                                                                            "Perhaps you should tune into your body's responses to food."

                                                                                                                                                                                            Havin' no interest in bein' snarky back, I'll simply say that if a tomato made me thirsty, I'd be concerned.

                                                                                                                                                                                      2. re: gfr1111

                                                                                                                                                                                        I doubt it is an eurotoxic. Regarding the Chinese, well, some Chinese do complain about headaches too.

                                                                                                                                                                              2. re: sandylc

                                                                                                                                                                                The OP asked about mayonnaise generally, not jarred mayo.

                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: GH1618

                                                                                                                                                                                  True. Hence my love/hate. Like one, tolerate the other.

                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: sandylc

                                                                                                                                                                                    OP's question was, then, well thought out?

                                                                                                                                                                              1. Thanks all. First, I never expected so many responses -- in merely one day. Second, I thought there would have been more people hating/disliking mayo.

                                                                                                                                                                                Here are the results. Please correct me if I assigned you into the wrong category. I have sorted the responses based on the alphabetic order of your names. This should make it easier to find your name. Thanks.

                                                                                                                                                                                AngelaID A
                                                                                                                                                                                aslovesfood A
                                                                                                                                                                                biondanonima A
                                                                                                                                                                                bulavinaka A
                                                                                                                                                                                Candy A
                                                                                                                                                                                carolinadawg A
                                                                                                                                                                                Caroline1 A
                                                                                                                                                                                cookie monster D
                                                                                                                                                                                deet13 A
                                                                                                                                                                                Eric in NJ A
                                                                                                                                                                                ferret A
                                                                                                                                                                                foodieX2 A
                                                                                                                                                                                GH1618 B
                                                                                                                                                                                iluvcookies C
                                                                                                                                                                                ItalGreyHound C,D
                                                                                                                                                                                Jay F D
                                                                                                                                                                                jeanmarieok D
                                                                                                                                                                                Jerseygirl111 A
                                                                                                                                                                                jlhinwa A
                                                                                                                                                                                juliejulez A
                                                                                                                                                                                JungMann A
                                                                                                                                                                                juster A
                                                                                                                                                                                jw615 C
                                                                                                                                                                                kattyeyes A
                                                                                                                                                                                kbjesq A
                                                                                                                                                                                kcshigekawa A
                                                                                                                                                                                kengk C
                                                                                                                                                                                keysdax C
                                                                                                                                                                                klyeoh A
                                                                                                                                                                                Kris in Beijing A
                                                                                                                                                                                KrumTx A
                                                                                                                                                                                linguafood E
                                                                                                                                                                                LizGW A
                                                                                                                                                                                macca A
                                                                                                                                                                                melpy A
                                                                                                                                                                                MGZ A
                                                                                                                                                                                mwhitmore B
                                                                                                                                                                                ohmyyum D
                                                                                                                                                                                ourplacebfn A
                                                                                                                                                                                Peg D
                                                                                                                                                                                PHREDDY A
                                                                                                                                                                                pikawicca A
                                                                                                                                                                                pinehurst A
                                                                                                                                                                                Puffin3 A
                                                                                                                                                                                Pwmfan D
                                                                                                                                                                                rcbaughn A
                                                                                                                                                                                Reston A
                                                                                                                                                                                Ruthie789 A
                                                                                                                                                                                sandylc D
                                                                                                                                                                                scubadoo97 A
                                                                                                                                                                                seamunky A
                                                                                                                                                                                sedimental A
                                                                                                                                                                                tcamp A
                                                                                                                                                                                Tonwa ?
                                                                                                                                                                                TXMandy A
                                                                                                                                                                                Uncle Bob A
                                                                                                                                                                                Violatp A
                                                                                                                                                                                wyogal D
                                                                                                                                                                                zitronenmadchen C

                                                                                                                                                                                 
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                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: Chemicalkinetics

                                                                                                                                                                                  Oops. Apparently, I forgot to tabulate myself. Well, next time.

                                                                                                                                                                                2. Mayo is a beautiful and versatile thing. Couldn't live without it.

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                                                                                                                                                                                  1. I love mayo......I think your title is going to attract "A"'s.....It would be interesting to compare the replies on the "I hate mayo" thread.

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                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: Shrinkrap

                                                                                                                                                                                      <.I think your title is going to attract "A"'s>

                                                                                                                                                                                      I hope not since I had the word "survey", but too late to change the title now. Something to consider next time.

                                                                                                                                                                                      1. Sorry I missed opening day. Put me down as an A with flashing lights and a marching band. Mayonnaise is practically a food group. I recently tried the much touted Dukes and although the flavor was fine I found it awfully stiff. I love homemade best (two fresh egg yolks, juice of a tart lemon, teaspoon or so of Maille Dijon, pinch of kosher salt, and a cup of peanut oil. Frequent options include a chipotle with a little adobo, a few splashes or Sriracha, or a little fresh tarragon.)

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                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: tim irvine

                                                                                                                                                                                          I have never made homemade mayo, but it seems that many people love their homemade versions. I don't doubt they taste better or at least equal to commercial products. My question to you (and others) is: Do home made mayo last just as long? Can I store it in refrigerator for years? Thanks.

                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: Chemicalkinetics

                                                                                                                                                                                            "Do[es] home made mayo last just as long?"

                                                                                                                                                                                            No.

                                                                                                                                                                                            "Can I store it in refrigerator for years?"

                                                                                                                                                                                            No.

                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: Chemicalkinetics

                                                                                                                                                                                                OTOH you can make as little as half a cup at a time in about a minute, maybe five if you don't have an IB or FP. I usually make a cup. It actually is pretty stable and if you aren't a mayo eater, just using it as a spread or condiment, it will keep fine for a couple of weeks.

                                                                                                                                                                                          1. A+ LOVE it! When I was a child and teen, I thought it was disgusting, though, so I guess I grew to like it over time. Have had to add a few more minutes to my workout to offset my Kewpie addiction.

                                                                                                                                                                                            1. A. But nothing like crappy Miracle Whip

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                                                                                                                                                                                                1. D-only for tuna salad and potato salad

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Never rellt like the feel of mayo in my mouth

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                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: Jay F

                                                                                                                                                                                                      < kept kosher so u could not mix dairy and meat.>

                                                                                                                                                                                                      But Mayo is meat.

                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: Chemicalkinetics

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Do eggs count as meat?

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Then what is the dairy in tuna or potato salad?

                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: Jay F

                                                                                                                                                                                                          I was mostly kidding.

                                                                                                                                                                                                          As for the dairy in tuna and potato salad, they are fish milk and potato milk?

                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: Chemicalkinetics

                                                                                                                                                                                                              btw

                                                                                                                                                                                                              mayonnaise is ou pareve-
                                                                                                                                                                                                              neither meat or dairy
                                                                                                                                                                                                              I checked label of Hellmans-

                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. D. I like it in potato salad/macaroni salad, but I don't ever put it on sandwiches except for chicken cutlet with lettuce. I much prefer mustard on my sandwiches. I also like it in aiolis, which are usually mayo-based, but the mayo flavor is not apparent.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: Solstice444

                                                                                                                                                                                                            "I also like it in aiolis, which are usually mayo-based, but the mayo flavor is not apparent."

                                                                                                                                                                                                            For all intents and purposes, aioli is mayonnaise. The latter is not an ingredient in the former.

                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: MGZ

                                                                                                                                                                                                              I knew I would describe this incorrectly :-[ "Jalapeno aioli" or "Chipotle aioli", I like those. I haven't had plain aioli, I don't think.

                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: Solstice444

                                                                                                                                                                                                                As a 'hound, you should certainly indulge yourself and try it. It's pretty easy to make. The NY Times did a thing on homemade mayo page recently and I found it solid. The sorta classic, to most people, involves garlic. Personally, I think when a restaurant makes a mayonnaise, and adds an additional flavor/ingredient, then call it aioli to add "lustre".

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Anyway, here's the link:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                http://www.nytimes.com/recipes/12459/...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                And, to the related article:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/23/din...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: MGZ

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Interesting article by Melissa Clark in the NYT, BUT… she’s wrong about heat breaking the emulsion. It has to be something else BECAUSE a good blender hollandaise or béarnaise is basically a “mayonnaise” made with warm to hot clarified butter, depending on your recipe. Adding water to the yolks in a cold emulsion is the key. The trick is where the water comes from. For example, if you try to make mayonnaise using dry mustard powder instead of a wet mustard, you MUST compensate by using some water.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The common “rule of thumb” in culinary school and many home mayonnaise recipes is one egg yolk to one cup of oil. But did you know you can fake a mayonnaise by substituting LECITHIN instead of the egg yolk? If you don’t have any lecithin handy around your kitchen, but you do have some of those Vitamin E gel capsules in the medicine chest, simply break it open and there you go…. LECITHIN! It is the lecithin in egg yolks that makes the emulsion of OIL AND WATER stabilize!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Basically, Hollandaise, Béarnaise, mayonnaise, aioli, and all of the other oil based sauces (melted butter *IS* an oil!) use the lecithin in egg yolks and the water in vinegars, wines, mustards, or the critical added tsp of water to get the emulsion to bind. The combination of lecithin and water is the magic bullet, and not heat or anything else. Well… Within reason! You CAN cook an egg yolk if you don’t know what you’re doing or don’t pay close attention.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  And in my personal opinion, it is outright insanity to make any kitchen emulsion with a whisk if you have a blender! But NOT a food processor! They aren't fast enough. Even Julia Child, in Volume I of The Art of French Cooking, recognizes the total ease of making a Hollandaise in a blender! (see http://tinyurl.com/73sxqlh) On the other hand, if you’re a fitness freak and whisking is a part of it all, whisk away! This comment comes from someone who was just told she needs carpal tunnel surgery on both hands. God bless my blender…!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I do have a couple of suggestions for those of you reading this far:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  #1 *IF* you live in the U.S., and if you like making your own oil emulsion sauces or a traditional Caesar salad, for heaven’s sake use PASTEURIZED eggs! You can buy them pasteurized in the shell in most “good” supermarkets. If you only need egg whites, then Egg Beaters "whites" are pasteurized. Do NOT use Egg Beaters regular if you need whole eggs because they are simply egg whites with flavorings and coloring added and contain no yolks, so a mayonnaise, for example, will fail totally if you try to make a "whole egg mayonnaise" with them, unless maybe you use a little of the liquid from inside that Vitamin E capsule in the medicine chest… Or you can also use this method of pasteurizing your store bought egg yolks when making sauces: http://tinyurl.com/6pyore Salmonella poisoning is not fun, so why risk it?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  #2 *IF* you don’t already own it, and you are only going to buy one cookbook for the rest of your life, make it Michael Ruhlman’s “RATIOS,” and read it ALL, don’t just look up the ratios for pancakes, or whatever.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  And finally, about that NYT recipe for mayonnaise… I’m gonna save my breath on the evils of canola and safflower oil, but I will point out that the CRITICAL ingredient in the entire recipe, the one that makes it an excellent recipe, is the teaspoon of water. And remember, BLENDER, not food processor….!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Okay, somebody wanna give me a hand climbing down off this soap box? '-)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: Caroline1

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I would be honored, but it's gonna be the hand I hold the whisk in when I make mayo.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. re: MGZ

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    it HAS to have garlic if it aioli.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. Not really, though my wife does. We have tried many iterations, but a "little bit, goes a very long way."

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Hunt

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I don't like it on "everything", but certain foods just ask for good Mayo like a BLT or Crabcakes. I can't stand Potato salad or Pasta salads with it.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Always been a fan of mayo in sandwiches, subs, hoagies, etc. Love for mayo grew in the UK (fries with a side of mayo, yum!).
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I think chipotle mayo will be the next big thing.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: tamagoji

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Chipotle Mayo? That one may be around already, I think.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          You can buy Thai Hot Chili Mayo if you are looking for Mayo with a little kick.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: RUK

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Not only do I mix mayo w Sriracha, or wasabi, or Worcestershire, but w chipotle in adobo as well.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2. re: tamagoji

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            My favorite local deli has rosemary mayo. I love it!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          3. A. "Tasty."
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            >Yesterday, as we traveled, we had sandwiches at Subway. I ordered a seafood (fake crabmeat?) sub, with extra mayo as about the only condiment. Delicious.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            > I am a big fan of hot dogs a thousand different ways, but sometimes a simple hot dog, with mayo as the "mustard substitute" just hits the spot.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            >A favorite condiment to keep in the fridge for us is a large jar of mayo mixed with an envelope of onion soup mix.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. A+

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              When I was younger, I used to go to this sub shop and would proceed to pull most of the filling off the sub and just eat the bread and the mayo. Would I eat a mayo pizza? Yes. Probably. And I would probably love it. I had a pizza the other day that was sauced with sriracha and ranch dressing and it was delish.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. C. I hate it. The look, smell,taste, the condensation that forms on the jar (if i have to have it for company). I won't wash dishes if they have mayo on them and I give the jar away when company leaves. I physically gag if I see it on something given to me accidentally. My husband and kids are the same way. Gak. Yuck.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: Yvonne51

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  < I won't wash dishes if they have mayo on them>

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I think you just top the list of "I hate Mayo" thus far. :)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: Chemicalkinetics

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Should hook up with the wet bread loathers.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: Chemicalkinetics

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I know! And the thing is, i love everything that is in mayo and will usually try anything (as long as there is no mayo in it)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: Yvonne51

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        You know come to think of it , I once went to a yard sale and saw some dishes...they did not look too clean, I asked what it was....and you know what?.....they told me it was mayo, because they could not wash the dishes!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. Childhood memory: Just slathering some mayonaise onto a piece of lettuce as a snack. Its been a few years since I made this as a snack, but I think it is another example of "tasty" from someone who has already voted in this survey.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I am always fascinated by the range of tastes and taste buds on Chowhound threads. I can't relate to those who are genuinely grossed out by mayonnaise...and on another thread, folks are championing how great 'liver and onions' is. ('are?') Go figure.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: Florida Hound

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I do that with fresh from the garden tomatoes in the summer. Yum, can't wait.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2. D

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I don't love mayo (and many times would prefer Miracle Whip if given the choice) but my life would not be complete without tartar sauce, which is just basically mayo with sweet relish.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. Fresh mayonnaise made from good ingredients can be incredibly delicious.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Lots of qualifiers there.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. Thanks for the replies. Here is the update. The overall percentage result is the same. Please let me know if I incorrectly tabulated your answers. Thanks.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          alkapal A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          AngelaID A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          aslovesfood A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Bill Hunt ?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          biondanonima A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          bulavinaka A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Candy A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          carolinadawg A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Caroline1 A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          cheeseplease A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          cookie monster D
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          dacubz A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          deet13 A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Eric in NJ A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          ferret A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Florida Hound A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          foodieX2 A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          GH1618 B
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Gio A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Hartes B
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          iluvcookies C
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          ipsedixit D
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Isolda A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          ItalGreyHound C,D
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Jay F D
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          jeanmarieok D
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Jerseygirl111 A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          jlhinwa A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          John E. C
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Josh ?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          jpr4_1 D
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          juliejulez A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          JungMann A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          juster A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          jw615 C
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          kattyeyes A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          kbjesq A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          kcshigekawa A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          kengk C
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          keysdax C
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          klyeoh A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Kris in Beijing A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          KrumTx A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          linguafood E
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          LizGW A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          macca A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          melpy A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          MGZ A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          moreace01 A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          mwhitmore B
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          ohmyyum D
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          ourplacebfn A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Peg D
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          PHREDDY A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          pikawicca A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          pinehurst A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Puffin3 A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Pwmfan D
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          rcbaughn A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Reston A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          RUK A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Ruthie789 A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          sandylc D
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          scubadoo97 A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          seamunky A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          sedimental A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Shrinkrap A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Solstice444 D
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          tamagoji A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          tcamp A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The Professor A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          tim irvine A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Tonwa ?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          TXMandy A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Uncle Bob A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Violatp A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          wyogal D
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Yvonne51 C
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          zitronenmadchen C
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          zulaak A

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: Chemicalkinetics

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              CK...Would you have a picture or a recipe for mayo pizza?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: PHREDDY

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Sorry. No recipe. A few photos for sure as indicated in my original post. I don't think there is a pure mayo pizza, but mayo can be a dressing/topping for many east Asian pizza -- as shown in Kris's link. Like this:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  https://pizzahut.jp/pc/pizza/W00001N0...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2. re: Chemicalkinetics

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  you should try to use the recommend button for voting

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: jpr54_1

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    It won't work for what I want to do, but you can try it for your next post. Thanks.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. D) It's OK, but I definitely don't need it by any means and I can't stand if there's more than a few tsps. For example, it's fine and good on a BLT schmeared on the bread, but any more than that and I'm not too into it. I also am a fan of tartar sauce in small quantities but can't do large amounts so I guess the whole genre is a "only in small doses" food for me.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. For all the mayo lovers, this is the recipe that made me seek out Duke's mayo. This "Comeback Sauce" (because you always come back for more) is delicious on everything I've dipped/spread it on so far. Let it sit a few hours or overnight to get the best flavor. http://syrupandbiscuits.com/comeback-...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: TXMandy

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Oooh! Similar to the bloomin' onion sauce? Ima try that one, thx for the link, TX.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: linguafood

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Yes, very similar! And it's so easy to tweak to your preferences, sweeter, spicier, more garlicky, etc. hope you like it!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2. C. And I mean that in a "don't even get that nasty substance anywhere near my food" way.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Ironically, many years ago my oldest sister fired my mom from making the deviled eggs for gatherings and appointed me. A duty that remains with me to this day.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: gaffk

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          On the "I Hate Mayo" thread I indicated my dislike of mayo. I also told of how I became the family member who makes my mother's potato salad recipe after she became unable to make it herself. As I said on that thread, my potato salad gets high reviews by all who taste it. That is an experience I will never have.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: John E.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I just can't fathom the idea of preparing a dish with an ingredient I personally find revolting... don't you have to taste your mayo concoction/s before you serve it to others?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2. re: gaffk

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            You make deviled eggs without mayo? What pray tell is the recipe?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: foodieX2

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              No, that's the irony . . . deviled eggs require mayo.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              And yes, lingua, I do have to take (very small) tastes as I prepare them. My family better appreciate my sacrifices for them . . .especially the time I was asked to prepare 100 for my great-nephew's baptism.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: gaffk

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Jesus Christ that's a lot of deviled eggs. They're a pain in the ass to make even just a dozen of them.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Props for being so nice, especially given your mayo hatred!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: linguafood

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Bizarre thing was, they were all eaten . . . blech. But the niece's in-laws were very generous with their compliments.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  And yes, since I don't own a pot capable of boiling 50 eggs, that's a whole Saturday of my life I'll never get back.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: gaffk

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I love them, and make them *very* occasionally. It's just so freakin' popular with folks. They always disappear -- not just mine, even the crappy Wegmans ones. Gone in one fell swoop.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: linguafood

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Made a dozen eggs yesterday , 24 pieces for a barbecue, it was served with the cold stuff ; there were 17 people there...gone in about 15 minutes...WTF?.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Mine had mayo, hot sauce, relish, Dijon,3 minced anchovies, S&P....

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: linguafood

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Thanks. That song (and video) is stuck in my head now.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: sandylc

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The next time I send you some deviled eggs, you will have to hum that song!!!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Address please!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: PHREDDY

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Wow, just what I want to receive in the mail!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2. re: foodieX2

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I occasionally make a Hungarian variation of deviled eggs. They contain no mayo...butter instead! Rich and delicious.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                If I do use mayo, it's Hellman's. I've tried many others, none come close.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2. A - Tasty.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Kewpie or homemade is preferred. Will serve Hellman's or Duke's in a pinch.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Allegedly, the famous "mayonnaise restaurants" in Japan bring customer service to a whole new level. "For creamy connoisseurs not able to quite finish off a whole tub in one sitting, the restaurant offers a ‘bottle keep’ service, allowing customers to write their name on the unfinished container and have it kept for a month." http://www.wordpress.tokyotimes.org/?... (In fairness, the article is now 5 years old so I'm not sure if MayoMayo is still in business)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. D) It's fine, but I can usually do without it. It's an integral part of many salads, and it's necessary on any sandwich on toast, but otherwise I usually leave it out. It's some extra fat and claories that I don't really need or miss in most sandwiches. I get the moisture I need from tomato or meat.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. I happen to love it. I think the reason so many people hate it is that for years it was among the most abused (and overused) ingredients in American kitchens. Also because there is so much bad mayo sold in American stores. Low-fat mayo, like every other low-fat product, is garbage. Eat real mayo in smaller quantities less often. I only buy Hellman's or Best Foods mayo (they're the same thing, sold in different regions under different names). It's probably the best widely available commercial mayo there is. Homemade is the best, but don't use olive oil ... too strongly flavored for this purpose. Even the Chinese are starting to appreciate mayo. A classic dish of the new Hong Kong cuisine is stir-fried shrimps with roasted walnuts, tossed with a little mayo just before serving. The description scares off some people, but it's utterly delicious. The Japanese have loved mayo for decades. Their Kewpie brand, in a squirt bottle, is the only non-Hellmans'/Best Foods mayo I allow in my house. Squiggles of mayo are the traditional garnish for okonomiyaki, sort of a Japanese fritatta.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: emu48

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    i've had that chinese dish with the shrimps and mayo. i adore shrimp, and i love mayo, but that one didn't cut it for me. it seems like they also used a sweet mayo (like kewpie? i've never had kewpie, but i've read here on chow that it is on the sweet side).

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    by the way, the wiki article on mayonnaise is very interesting.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: emu48

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      < I think the reason so many people hate it is that for years it was among the most abused (and overused) ingredients in American kitchens>

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      That is a very good point.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2. A) Love it.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Hellman's is good, but Admiration extra heavy blows it out the water. You can't get it at the supermarket, but certain sub shops use it. That stuff is luscious.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: HungryMack

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        yes, admiration is a commercial mayo -- they also have a nice cooking oil (which i discovered when i asked the indian chef about his delicious rice. he used this oil instead of ghee, but it was really tasty -- remarkably so. ;-).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2. A: I love mayonnaise.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I do not like the commercial ones, such as Hellman's, Kraft, etc. but usually make my own. It was actually hard to find in Paris, and would often come in a toothpaste tube looking thing. Most of the cooks made their own and considered buying it pathetic. I learned to make it while I lived there and haven't turned back. I have bought the Spectrum Organic Mayonnaise and it is good, but I still prefer homemade.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. D - I need it to make things moist, but otherwise avoid it.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Also, once in high school a friend and I were watching another friend make a sandwich. When she got mayo on her hand and licked it off both I and my other friend screamed simultaneously. That's when I found out that I was not alone in my disgust for mayo.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: NotLucky

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I will assume from that comment that you are not a guy.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: MGZ

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              They were little screams =) I have more composure now.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2. A) Tasty!! I love Duke's or homemade.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. A all the way for me. I love mayonnaise. on anything. out of the jar. oh yes oh yes.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. Thanks. There is the final (no more update). The overall reason is the same as before.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                70% Love, 3% Don't care, 10% Hate, and 17% Love and Hate

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Again, thank you so much for your help. Now, I have a better understanding about how many people love mayo and how many hate it.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: petek

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Petek,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Since you are in the food industry, maybe you can answer this. Do you usually make your own mayonnaise or is there a brand which you trust to use? Thanks.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: Chemicalkinetics

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      At home I use good old Hellmann's mayo most of the time, at work we do both.Commercial mayo is more stable/safer than homemade.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: petek

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        It's also more delicious... I think. There have been several memorable places in my life that use really, really good mayo. Obviously, it's generally a commercial brand sold in multiple gallon containers.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Examples are my now defunct, childhood go-to place for cheezborgerz, BLTs, even tuna sammiches, and Eddie's Market in Baltimore. They use some sort of magical mayo no their sandwiches, but it's not available in any reasonable size for even the biggest mayo enthusiast....

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        or IS IT? Who's in for ordering a share?? :-)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: linguafood

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          LOL, a mayo club--I'm in! I do this when I order a 4-pack of Duke's anyway. :)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: BeefeaterRocks

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Are Hellman's and Best Foods the same mayo??

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: petek

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Not for me. There is definitely a difference in taste and its quite distinct. They normally sell Best Foods here but Outlet Grocery carries both Hellmann's and Best Foods so I've tried both at the same time. Best Foods is a bit more tangy and Hellmann's has a (to me) rancid oil taste. And no the Hellmann's is not passed their best used by date.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. My instant reaction is "A, of course! Who on earth could possibly dislike mayonnaise?" And then I see what I assume are perfectly normal people, and food-lovers at that, expressing not only dislike but disgust. Just … beyond my understanding. Of course there was that insane sister-in-law I had who insisted, and I think truly believed, that mayonnaise had been invented as a second-rate substitute for Miracle Whip …

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I love to make my own, but I'm also kinda lazy, so Hellman's/Best Foods is my default. I tried Duke's and liked it when Harris-Teeter moved into the Nashville area, but now I'm in SoCal and it's BF for me. I've given Trader Joe's a try, but there's some sort of weird taste, like slightly rancid oil, that puts me off.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: Will Owen

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              <Of course there was that insane sister-in-law I had who insisted, and I think truly believed, that mayonnaise had been invented as a second-rate substitute for Miracle Whip >

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              That is an interesting idea......

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: Will Owen

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I feel *exactly* the same way about TJ's mayo. That is some nasty shit.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2. C) Disgusting! (you dislike mayo).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. A. Preferably Duke's or homemade.