Dijon: The French Staple Ingredient You Need | Yummy Bazaar
Consider yourself a Francophile? See if you have the ingredient that is in all French kitchens!
Jean Naigeon was trying to make his usual mustard when he swapped vinegar for green grape juice. Now, being the son of a master vinegar maker, Naigeon was doing the unthinkable, however thanks to this historical ingredient swapping, Dijon Mustard was created. Naigeon began selling this new condiment, under the company name, Amora. As time passed, the love for Dijon Mustard grew and it became a French staple. France has always been a mustard hub, but perhaps most notoriously known for Dijon. Amora Dijon Mustard was not only a beloved ingredient, but took on a culture of its own. Mustard glasses became increasingly popular and so was collecting Amora mustard glasses. By 1934, these mustard glasses were collector’s items, and you would be surprised how much some of those glasses will sell for even today! Dijon has so many uses, it’s no wonder Amora Dijon Mustard has been a French household staple since it was created. Some great ways to incorporate Amora Dijon Mustard is using it in a vinaigrette. Simple and delicious, a Dijon mustard vinaigrette is all you need to class up any salad!
1 Tablespoon red wine vinegar
1 Teaspoon Amora Dijon Mustard
1 Garlic clove, minced
½ Cup olive oil
Fresh cracked black pepper
Salt, to taste
Whisk together the vinegar and mustard. As you whisk, carefully add the olive oil and garlic clove. When it is completely emulsified, add the salt and pepper, and finish with a few more whisks. Dress your salad and enjoy!