What was the origin of mayonnaise?


Whipped sauce prepared with pepper, salt, oil, vinegar and egg yolk. When Armand Jean du Plessis, Cardinal and Duc de Richelieu (1585-1642), Prime Minister of Luis XIII, dropped anchor in port Mahon in the Menorcas, Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean Sea, in 1756, he claimed food soon made landfall.
As there was nothing ready, its Cook hurry by the circumstances, the appetite and the moodiness of his boss, took what he could, put ingredients together and beat them up to give them consistency, shape and yellowish. Since then, that set it is called " mahonnaise', by the port Mahon, Menorca's capital which, in turn, derived from MAGO, Carthaginian founder, brother of Hannibal (247-183 BC.)."
Hannibal was a Carthaginian general, one of the great military leaders of the Antlguedad and indefatigable conqueror. One of his memorable feats was to have crossed the Alps with his cavalry, a herd of elephants and equipment to then defeat the Romans. Even so, the memory of his brother has been named and paladeada more often than his learned exploits.
Article translated for educational purposes from:  Planeta Sedna 

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