Knowledgeable food writers cannot agree on the origin… and the debate continues.
Sadly, the mayonnaise made by the industrial manufacturers has become something to be avoided. Instead of the original principal ingredients of olive oil and egg, there is now a predominance of soybean oil and additives like sugar and disodium Edta and… wait for it… Natural Flavors!
Fortunately, mayonnaise is fast and easy to make!
If you have a food processor or an immersion blender, you can make it in minutes. AND, you can make it to taste…varying the kind of oils as well as the other ingredients…adding in herbs and garlic. Try serving garlic-y mayonnaise with steamed artichoke.