Aioli was invented in Egypt
We have warned you… We are aioli pundits! We love preparing all of our unique aioli recipes and we know everything about the sauce. Do you want to know it all too? These are some curiosities about aioli sauce.
You may associate aioli to a terrace beside a Spanish Mediterranean beach but, in truth, aioli has travelled a lot since its beginnings. All evidence suggests that aioli sauce was invented in ancient Egypt.
The Romans took a liking to this sauce during their invasion. In fact, they liked it so much that they commonly used it in many areas of the Roman Empire after they discovered it, especially in Mediterranean areas such as the Italian Peninsula, Sicily, Calabria, Valencia, the Balearic Islands, Catalonia, Murcia or Andalusia.
But this is not the only version of the story! Others say that the Iberians, the dwellers of the Iberian Peninsula before the Romans arrived, already used a very similar sauce that had oil and garlic as the main ingredients.
This could mean that this sauce appeared simultaneously in different regions where oil and garlic were harvested.