The love between the French and their mustard is one that has a deep history. Mustard is one of the most popular condiments in America, but France’s love of this tangy condiment takes it to an entirely new level. By the 13th century, Dijon, France had become the mustard hub of the entire country! A large part of the popularity was due to the Duke of Burgundy, who was a huge fan of the condiment.
Mustard is made from mustard seeds that are ground up and mixed with ingredients like vinegar, lemon juice, salt, water, and spices to form a paste. When the mustard seeds are ground with a stone mill, a coarse texture is created, resulting in what’s known as stone ground mustard. Stone ground mustard comes in a plethora of different flavors, but one thing remains the same: it is delicious!