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How Mayonnaise Got Its Groove Back

Ask any Russian what her favorite dish is, and chances are it contains mayonnaise . The dinner table I grew up with as a child in Moscow was often white; not the tablecloth, but the food itself, slathered with and doused in the creamy, gooey substance. Exposed to the condiment in the Communist-era '60s, Russians are obsessed with mayo to this day. Olivier salad, a mayo-heavy mixture of cubed potato, carrots and bologna, is the star of the show; ‘French-style’ meat (thin steaks covered in mayo an
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