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Thursday, May 22, 2008

Taboo

There are all sorts of folklore and mysticism surrounding menstruating women. One such folklore believed among the French as well as famous chef, Eric Ripert, and Becks & Posh is that menstruating women cannot make homemade mayonnaise for the mayonnaise will "break" or become soupy rather than a thick cream.

Michael Ruhlman, a great author who writes all sorts of cookbooks and non-fiction about cooking and chefs, wrote in his comment section that:

"... it is common knowledge in France, according both to Eric Ripert and Becks & Posh, that women who are menstruating cannot make mayonnnaise. It always breaks. Always."

Well, I went on to prove them wrong. Menstruating women CAN make mayonnaise that doesn't break and I commented as such.

And then Michael edited his post and wrote a nice shout out to Ripert, Becks & Posh saying so.

8 Comments:

  • I have never heard this myth before!
    Have you ever read The Red Tent? One of my favorites - I always thought it would be cool to retreat for one week every month.

    By Blogger Life As I Know It, at 5/22/2008 12:15 PM  

  • LOL... AWESOME.

    By Blogger Nicole P, at 5/22/2008 5:05 PM  

  • *snickers*

    By Blogger Rachel..., at 5/22/2008 6:44 PM  

  • You got a shout out from Michael Freakin' RUHLMAN?????!!!! Well, smack my ass and call me Sally. That's incredible.

    By Blogger Major Bedhead, at 5/22/2008 7:23 PM  

  • Seriously, to hell with mayo when you're on the rag...You got a mention on RUHLMAN!!!!!!! It's like you're a freakin' celebrity now. Congrats, baby!

    I wonder if anything happens to the mayo when you're ovulating...

    Kim
    The Yummy Mummy Cooks Gourmet

    By Blogger Kim Foster, at 5/22/2008 11:07 PM  

  • Hot Damn Shannon! LOL (and here I had been avoiding making mayo for one week a month for YEARS!) .... heh heh.

    By Blogger Jamie, at 5/23/2008 10:30 AM  

  • high-larious.

    (It's a better known fact that pregnant women should not be asked to do ONE DAMN thing, much less make mayo, c'est vrai?)

    By Blogger Paige, at 5/23/2008 7:01 PM  

  • I think men perpetuate the myth about menstruating women not being able to make mayo because the women are so often interrupted during the whisking process by ignorant males that they end up thwacking those males on the head with the mayo-laden whisk. :)

    By Blogger Naomi, at 5/24/2008 7:57 PM  

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