Friday, August 5, 2011

August 6th: National Mustard Day!

My friend Molly
has convinced me that everybody needs a little mustard in life. Especially during summer, the season of cookouts! and hot dogs! And people, in case you didn’t know, there are so many other choices than Dijon and French’s yellow. Mustards that boggle the mind, like chocolate mustard and root beer mustard and curry mustard.

To me, mustard is the King of Condiments. I've always loved mustard more than ketchup, and (slightly) more than relish. I'm imagining that mustard above, the whole-grain mustard with Guinness, slathered on a thick sausage in a pillowy Portuguese roll.

Can you believe there's a National Mustard Museum? And can you believe that It was less than half an hour from the house where I grew up, and I never knew? They’re celebrating National Mustard Day on August 6th—and there’ll be mustard samples, and mustard games {whatever those are} and even a frozen mustard custard.

(Yes, that's Merlot and Chocolate in that picture. It's a little sweet, not too spicy, and very round. And the museum published a recipe for chocolate-mustard brownies that I must make, post-haste.)

Happy National Mustard Day!

1 comment:

  1. Give me a mustard with Horseradish in it. Here's to mustard's of all kinds......
    G Tep