Did you know that the -aise of mayonnaise actually means ‘native to’ or ‘originating in’? Think Anglaise, Française, Irlandaise…..

The French apparently created the sauce, and the word, to celebrate a French battle victory over the British on the Spanish isle of Port Mahon.

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