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What is mustard?
A: Mustard is a condiment made from the seeds of a mustard plant.

How is it made?
A: The whole, ground, cracked, or bruised mustard seeds are mixed with water, vinegar, lemon juice, wine, or other liquids, salt, and often other flavorings and spices, to create a paste or sauce ranging in color from bright yellow to dark brown.

What does the seed itself taste like?
A: It has a strong, pungent, and somewhat bitter taste.

The taste of mustard condiments ranges from sweet to what?
A: Spicy.

Mustard is commonly paired with what?
A: Meats, vegetables and cheeses, especially as a condiment for sandwiches, hamburgers, and hot dogs.


 It is also used as an ingredient in many what?
A: Dressings, glazes, sauces, soups, and marinades.

Mustard has been used in Africa and China for how long?
A: Thousands of years.

Where have mustard greens been popularly consumed?
A: In China.

Yellow mustard paste originated in China during what period?
A: The Zhou Dynasty (1046-256 BCE) where the mustard seeds were ground and made into paste.

It was often used in the royal courts during the Zhou Dynasty to do what?
A: To help whet the appetite for the later courses in a meal.


The Romans were probably the first to experiment with what?
A: The preparation of mustard as a condiment.

They mixed unfermented grape juice (the must) with ground mustard seeds (called sinapis) to make "burning must", mustum ardens—hence what?
A: "must ard".

Dijon, France, became a recognized center for mustard making by when?
A: The 13th century.

The popularity of mustard in Dijon is evidenced by written accounts of guests consuming 320 liters (70 imp gal) of mustard creme in a single sitting at a what?
A: A gala held by the Duke of Burgundy in 1336.

 In 1877, what famous Dijon mustard maker was established as a partnership between Maurice Grey, a mustard maker with a unique recipe containing white wine; and Auguste Poupon, his financial backer?
A: Grey-Poupon.


 Their success was aided by the introduction of the first what?
A: Automatic mustard-making machine.

The early use of mustard as a condiment in England is attested from the year 1390 in what book?
A:  The Forme of Cury which was written by King Richard II's master cooks.

Where was the use of mustard as a hot dog condiment said to have been first seen in the US?
A: At the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair, when the bright-yellow French's mustard was introduced by the R.T. French Company.

Mustard is most often used at the table as a condiment on what?
A: Cold and hot meats.

It is also used as an ingredient in what?
A: Mayonnaise, vinaigrette, marinades, and barbecue sauce.


Mustard as an emulsifier can stabilize a mixture of two or more immiscible liquids, such as what?
A: Oil and water.

 Added to Hollandaise sauce, mustard can inhibit what?
A: Curdling.

Mustard can be added to dishes as a primary spice, as is popular in what cuisine?
A: East Indian cuisine.

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