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May 3, 2014

The Pantry Quiz #85


True or False?

For the past few months I've been working on my new e-book (just published!), Dress Up Your Salad, and I have emulsion on the brain. While whisking all of those vinaigrettes, I discovered even more emulsions hiding in my pantry.

True or false: butter and mayonnaise are both emulsions.


Please leave your answer in the comments, and let us know whether you have this ingredient in your pantry.

[Last week's answer: The fish in fish sauce are anchovies.]

You can find many of the answers to The Pantry Quiz by using the search box at right, at the top of the page, to hunt for clues. Come back next Saturday for the answer to today's quiz question.

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Yes, they are both emolsions.

I'm going with False. Mixing up the eggs and oil in mayo brings it together in an emulsion, but churning milk separates the butter into clumps.
Mayo = together = emulsion
Butter = apart = not emulsion

However, I like 'em both.

False. Always have both in the house.

Butter is not an emulsion. But it sure does taste good!

This is a tough one! I'm going to say False, because neither one helps to combine disparate foods, like oil and liquids in a salad dressing. The only emulsifier I know for sure is mustard.

I bought and downloaded your new book, Salads - it looks great! I'm sure that once I read it, I'll be able to answer this for sure!



(Butter is an emulsion of water and milk fat)

Mayo yes, butter no. Butter does its solidifying all by itself.

Thanks for the kitchenscience link susan g!

Going false...nobody has told me to emulse butter to make a salad dressing.

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