You really should pull yourself and stop writing such ignorant twaddle about Cinco d Mayo.
Everyone knows there is no starch in Mayo. Just oil, egg yolks, water and vinegar or lemon juice.
It was in the year 1756 when the chef of Duke de Richelieu in France invented mayonnaise. Actually, it was one of those instantaneous and marvellous accidents of the past that helped in the invention of mayonnaise.
During the siege of Mahon (which is the capital of Minorca), there was a shortage of food supplies. That was why the chef thought of whipping eggs and oil together without adding any seasoning. This dressing was served to a dinner party hosted by Duke de Richelieu.
Mayonnaise got its name after a battle was won against the British people in Port Mahon. The word Mayonnaise was named after Mahon.
In the year 1905, Richard Hellman sold the first known ready-made mayonnaise. This was sold at Hellman’s New York deli. And it may be inferred that mayonnaise became more available to people who were developing a taste for the product.
The recipe that was used was actually made by Hellman’s wife, and was initially sold in open wooden boats.
In 1912, Hellman thought of selling mayonnaise in large glass bottles. It was easier to sell and was then marketed at a large rate. This product was then called as “Hellman’s Blue Ribbon Mayonnaise.”
You can be sure the French imported Mayo into Mexico and also made it there. Thank goodness at last the truth of Cinco de Mayo has been told.
The celebration in Mexico should be called
"Hellman's Cinco de Mayo"
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