History of the Soviet mayonnaise, which was considered a festive product
• History of the Soviet mayonnaise, which was considered a festive product
Mayonnaise - French sauce made from olive oil, egg yolk and mustard - has long been present in the diet of people from around the world. In Russia, it is generally considered almost the main ingredient of the daily diet, and in the USSR, this product is exclusively associated with the New Year's feast. And all because they get scarce sauce was not so easy. But if it was possible, it was worth it: the taste of the mayonnaise prepared without the "chemistry", was lovely.
It is believed that the original recipe of mayonnaise sauce is originally from France. There is another version, according to which the mayonnaise was invented in the Spanish city of Mahon, which was conquered by the Duke of Richelieu, and for a long time was under French influence, and in 1758 came under siege by the British. In the face of fierce deficit foods chef received from Richelieu mission to diversify the menu and instead of boring everyone omelet prepared the sauce by mixing the eggs with oil and mustard. And I turned the sauce, which was a real culinary discovery.
In the Soviet Union became a mayonnaise made with 1936. Taster of the first batch was Stalin himself, he gave the go-ahead for mass production of the sauce. Mayonnaise different full-bodied taste, because preparing for natural and healthy products - refined oil, fresh yolks and mustard with vinegar. Refueled sugar, salt and spices. Mayonnaise jars filled into a volume of 200 g, the product shelf life of no more than a month.
Mayonnaise fell on Soviet shelves often the New Year, queues for them, and people are trying to get more (often stood in line the whole family, because you can get a few cans in one hand). Residents of remote villages mayonnaise had to carry to distant lands. Without him it was impossible: on the table because it was necessary to put Olivier herring under a fur coat, stuffed eggs, prunes with walnuts and salad "Mimosa".
To a mayonnaise nourished piety and quivering weakness. When the Iron Curtain fell, and in the post-Soviet stores once a scarce product has appeared in abundance, many ate it no longer jars and buckets, generously spreading directly on the bread. However, the taste was no longer the same as when something in the Soviet years, because modern technologies require the use of stabilizers, flavor enhancers, starch and others. To feel the classic taste, you have to make the sauce yourself.
The Soviet people are valued for the taste of mayonnaise, and for the utility. Jars of mayonnaise is not discarded and reused. For example, they can be easily replaced by a glass machine for use with or as a container for food storage in the refrigerator. Another purpose of the jars - specimen collection. It is recommended the use of such containers in hospitals, so that in every home a few bottles in reserve is always there.