The FRENCH PANTRY bon FOOD Boutique - MUSTARD
And just like that, we are envisioning the classic summer picnic with burgers and hot dogs in America. But wait, we’ve found there is so much to this condiment than meets that first bite! So why is it Americans use Mustard as one of their go-to condiments and leave it shelved when prepping meals that crave more flavor and exceptional taste?
Are you thinking of mustard as more than a condiment? Americans’ most common misconception is that mustard can only be used as a condiment and not as an ingredient or an ‘enhancement’ to a dish. One of the properties of mustard is that, when used as an ingredient, it intensifies all the other ingredients and flavors. So, why not?
A LITTLE DIJON GOES A LONG WAY
Depending on where people are from, they use Dijon differently. In France, it is the best kept secret ingredient bringing a boost of taste and life to recipes. Whereas the vital ingredient for creating the satisfaction of a vinaigrette is MUSTARD! We encourage all home cooks, from novice to advanced, to add Mustard to their favorite recipes. Like ours, your classics need a new life, a BOOST of pungent flavor so unique and aromatic. A touch of FRENCH PANTRY mustard is just what the chef is craving!
We share Truffle, Herbs de Provence, Bordeaux Wild Pepper, Chipolte, and Tomato Herb Mustards for your liking and imported from France. Each is a qualifying ingredient to boost flavor and leave a lasting impression to accompany a delicious tasting meal! Check boncook.com for recipes, or add to your favorites for the best taste! Now Trending is our French Pantry Marinade over Pork Tenderloin.
BE AWARE OF SMELL, TASTE, AND TEXTURE
When sampling mustard, do so in three steps:
- The first step is to SMELL
What does the smell tell you? Light, heavy, mild, hot, complex, simple, sweet, or savory?
- The second step is to TASTE
Taste the Mustard to experiment. What do you imagine pairing with this taste? Meat, Chicken, Fish, Eggs, Pasta, Salad, Potatoes, Marinade?
- The third step is to discover the TEXTURE
Lastly, the texture also affects the use. Something with a lot of texture and seeds works well to thicken a sauce or a marinade, as we have done in our Pork Tenderloin Marinade used for meat, chicken, fish, vegetables, or potatoes. Through experiment, you will experience the nuances of flavor until they are no surprise.
EVEN PEOPLE WHO DON’T LIKE MUSTARD
People find the taste they enjoy when Mustard is adequately paired with other ingredients. No need to be the star in a recipe, just the one that brings all others together to intensify flavor with a pleasing taste for everyone!
Cooking brings about the adventure of tasting, with no rules for a limitless playground of pairings for taste suited to build on your imagination and creativity, resulting in a satisfied and mature palate. We believe one good taste deserves another, and through the marriage of quality ingredients, you will enjoy not good but exceptional taste in every meal. Try something new, share tastings and pairings with friends, and enjoy every meal you create!
Good food and great taste belong at home!
From our bon COOK kitchen to yours,