Friday, 6 April 2007

Hold The Mayo!

Regular readers will know that I'm a bit of a movie buff. It runs in the family - my dad has a collection of over 2,000 classic films. So when I came to post a video on the topic of how to make mayonnaise, the title was a no-brainer.

For those of you who have never seen the comedy classic Airplane!, the immortal words are uttered when Captain Oveur is interrupted in the middle of a call to the Mayo Clinic by the operator telling him there's an emergency call on Line 5 from Mr. Hamm. "All right", says Oveur, "get me Hamm on five; hold the Mayo".

Excuse the video quality - it's shot on my old Olympus Camedia C60 camera and I can't afford video editing software, so I just use the freebie VirtualDub.

Nevertheless, I hope you enjoy the clips. More importantly, if you've never made your own mayonnaise then I hope this encourages you to have a go.
"Over, Oveur." "Roger, Roger."

Here's the demonstration video

...and here's me making it whiter!






Finally, if anyone tells you this acting lark is easy - don't believe a word of it!

My outtakes

11 comments:

Voodoo said...

WOW! I'm having a get together w/ m'girls this weekend! I may go ahead and try this for my sandwiches!!! And I loved your outtakes =)

The TriniGourmet said...

your home is lovely :D

Trig said...

Voodoo - Give it a try. It's very easy. Much easier than shooting the video!

Sarina - Never mind the house - what about the mayo?

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Chennette said...

oh the finished product (video) is excellent, very smooth and professional - will have to try the mayo, but I agree with Sarina - the house looks great too! nice table ;-)

Richard said...

Top post, Trig - I've been thinking about doing a video post myself - mayo was a great choice to do... Now I'll have to think of something else...

So tell me, are the career aspiratations to be a chef or a TV chef?? ;)

Trig said...

Richard - I'm not sure I fully understand the question you're asking me. Would I like to be involved in media at some point in the future, and broadcast on culinary matters in order to promote British cuisine, up-and-coming ideas and techniques and also my interest in the idea of global cuisine? The answer to that question is certainly yes. Would I like to be a "TV Chef" in the sense of presenting daytime television and associating my name with products I wouldn't use myself let alone recommend to someone else? I think you already know the answer to that question...

Silverbrow said...

Great post. How about videos on making all the mother sauces?

Trig said...

Have you any idea how hard it is to make videos, Anthony? Just look at the outtakes! There's plenty more where they came from. Actually, I've just shot a video on how to "break down" a chicken (no, you don't deprive it of sleep for a week, the phrase means to chop it into its cuts). This video stuff is OK while I'm on holiday, but once I go back next week it will be much harder. The other problem is that it incites people to ask me whether I want to become a TV chef rather than a real one, which does not please me very much. But seeing as you asked, I'll try to do some more sauces.

Richard said...

I hope I didn't offend you by asking if you wanted to become a TV chef! I just thought you came over pretty well on the video...

I like the idea of doing all the 'mother' sauces - but realise that doing the video takes a lot of time!

Vanessa said...

Trig, the video, and the outtakes are splendid. The mayo turned out perfect and thanks for the tip about adding water...I've never heard of that before. i agree with Silverbrow...video all the mother sauces. You are definitely destined for great things in this world. keep up the good work.


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