Sunday, February 21, 2010

the mustard of all mustards - via gent!

recently my parents went on a trip through brussels (lucky them) and they brought me back some of the most sought after mustard on earth. no really--- it's nigella lawsons' favorite- but- this little shop refuses to ship the yellow goodness to her or anyone else. you can only get it straight from the shop, and straight from the mustard barrel!

i decided this special mustard deserved to be paired with some worthy bread-- so i set out to almondine for a pretzel and cheese roll. truly amazing on its own, but i knew it would go great with any mustard.

i have to be honest-- this spicy yellow gold lived up to the hype. great mustard flavor, a bit of spice that subsides quickly after. the adorable jar it comes in isn't too bad either. i also made some AMAZING salad dressing with it. i don't consider myself a condiment snob, but i really do appreciate a sauce that is made with this much skill, love and tradition.

1 comment:

  1. Danielle, LOVED this. It was blogalicious! I don't think you know this about me, but mustard is my favorite condiment, and everywhere I've traveled or anywhere that friends have been...mustards of all races, creeds and colors have found their way to my discerning lips and taste buds. I'm drooling and kvelling that you have a mustard Jones, too. And I, as well, have made salad dressings up the wazoo. and being a vegetarian since I was 15, a salad with bad dressing is the death of my soul. In the Groundlings, I became famous for bringing my own salad dressing wherever the gang went after the shows. I guess I'm going to have to make a mustard run to Brooklyn. And is there such a thing as Hungarian mustard paprikash? And now that I think of it, I don't believe I've ever had Hungarian mustard, period!

    Love and blessings,