In a small bowl, combine the garlic, egg yolks, lemon juice, and plenty of salt together. Then transfer to a blender or the bowl of a food processor. Process at slow speed, while pouring in the oil, in a slow, steady stream.
When the mayonnaise emulsifies, immediately stop. Scoop out and serve.
Italian food is about simplicity and letting the ingredients shine. So make sure you get ingredients that are great quality and flavor. Farmers markets and specialty stores will have great produce and products. Just be sure to have some great olive oil.
Garlic Cooking Tip
Unlike other highly regarded cuisines, Italian cooking is usually simple to make with many dishes having only 4 to 8 ingredients. Italian cooks rely chiefly on the quality of the ingredients rather than on elaborate preparation.