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Tuesday, November 01, 2011

aioli

\ahy-OH-lee\ , noun;
1.
A sauce made of oil and eggs, usually flavored with garlic, from the Provence region of France.
Quotes:
He said he was treating. There was roast artichoke topped with a sort of sly aioli. Mutton stuffed with foie gras, double chocolate rum cake. Seven kinds of cheese.
-- David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest
A beef sirloin is good, too, slightly charred on the outside and reddish pink in the middle, nicely peppered, with mustard aioli.
-- Garrison Keillor, Love Me
Origin:
Aioli comes from the Provençal word for garlic, ai and the Latin word for oil, oli.
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