Monday, February 20, 2012

Mazola Oil By the Mazola Maid

It's funny, just yesterday I posted on this blog's Facebook Page a picture of some real deal Spanish Olive Oil I found in the store packaged, get this, in a CAN.  A real deal tin can with vintage artwork even.  I was stunned because even though it was par for the course that oil used to come in cans we've managed to turn it all over to nasty plastic packaging today.  I understand the reasons why this was done but putting products into plastic compromises the contents.  I don't care what they say, plastic is porous, it breathes and worse yet gases off God only knows what kind of chemicals into our food.  On top of all this clear plastic allows light infiltration which is detrimental to things such as a delicate oil.  Anyhow, this ad features a nifty recipe for making your own mayonnaise at home which is cool if you want to undertake such a project.  Here's the Recipe:

1924 Mazola Mayonnaise Recipe

Mix together 1/2 tsp salt, 1/8 tsp Paprika, and 1/2 tsp sugar.  Add Yolk of 1 Egg, 1 tsp Lemon Juice and mix well.  Beat well with a hand mixer with whisk attachments whilst slowly drizzling in 1 cup Oil until well blended and thick.  Thin to desired consistency with some lemon juice if necessary.

I don't know when Mazola gave up on the "Mazola Maid" mascot but I seem to remember her in the 70's when I was a kid.  Unfortunately, no matter how pure Mazola used to be it's made from GMO corn today and I refuse to buy an product made of frankenfoods.  I hate to get on the soapbox about this so often but the news needs to be spread far and wide to whomever will listen the danger that is lurking in our foods.


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