50 People Try to Make a Vinaigrette

Wait, hold on. I thought a vinaigrette was when you mix hot sauce with ranch dressing. Watch, as fifty people demonstrate better kitchen skills than the video description copywriter for a food blog!

Released on 4/24/2018

Transcript

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My grandfather used to tell me
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I would never find a husband if I didn't learn how to cook,
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and he was wrong 'cause I've had two of them, so...
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And I still can't cook.
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(classical music)
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Alright.
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I've never made a vinegarette before.
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I've seen my mom do this.
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But I don't...
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I don't know the proportions.
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What is this?
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White wine vinegar.
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Oh, wine!
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We love wine.
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So, I'm just gonna confidently pour things.
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Okay.
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Alright, we got some extra virgin olive oil.
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Don't they not mix?
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Hm.
00:43
Yeah, you probably need mustard.
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Part of me feels like you put the mustard there
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just to mess with me (laughs).
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I know what a setup look like, I watched Goodfellas.
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Let's get crazy.
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I'm gonna beat it up.
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If I knew what I was doing, it wouldn't be hard.
01:01
I may have used too much olive oil.
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The mustard or whatever is sinking to the bottom.
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Looks like the Milky Way.
01:10
Oh, man, that looks terrible.
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Oh! (coughs)
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Oh!
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I have no idea how to make a vinegarette.
01:20
Okay.
01:20
I usually use a six to one ratio, six oil, one vinegar.
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I prefer two to one, so...
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Start with...
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One spoon of mustard.
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Take some vinegar.
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Let's do some extra virgin olive oil.
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Try to mix the vinegar and the oil together.
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You wanna do this slowly
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so that the dressing doesn't separate.
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This is fun.
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I messed this up, I did.
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I wouldn't advise anybody to taste this, at all.
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Not if you love yourself,
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if you have a family to go home to.
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(tape rewinding)
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Okay, so what we're gonna do is make an
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emulsified vinegarette here.
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We're gonna start with a good amount of oil.
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Now, I'm not really specifically measuring this here,
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but what you're aiming for is about a three to one ratio
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of oil to vinegar.
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So, my oil's going in a measuring cup
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and my vinegar is going directly into the bowl.
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Now, I'm gonna add a little bit of dijon mustard here,
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and mustard seeds are a really good emulsifier.
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And what that means is that
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they're really good at holding two things
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that don't wanna go together together.
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Now, the first thing I'm looking for with my base
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is that it's really well blended and it's foamy, alright?
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The foaminess is sort of going to be a visual indicator
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to me that I'm ready to start adding oil into the mixture.
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I'm gonna add the oil incredibly slowly here,
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and I want to be whisking constantly as I add.
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If you notice that your mixing bowl is moving around
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a little bit while you're whisking,
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just take a kitchen towel,
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and if you can get it slightly damp, that's helpful too.
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Curve it around and make a little ring.
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I can put my mixing bowl right here,
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and now I don't have to worry so much
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about it getting away from me
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while I'm slowly whisking my oil into the bowl.
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And I'm just gonna keep whisking here
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until I have my oil fully incorporated in the vinegar,
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and the key here is to go slow the entire time.
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Okay.
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That's it.
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Vinegarette.
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Let's give it a little taste.
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(groaning)
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Oh boy.
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If you are looking for a dressing
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that has exclusively the taste of mustard
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while also feeling intensely greasy,
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can I recommend this vinegarette that I just made enough?
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(classical music)