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Subject: RE: [Leica] mustard of note
From: Jem Kime <>
Date: Sun, 21 May 2000 17:16:01 +0100

I don't know what the Dijon ruling is on whole-seed involvement, maybe one 
of our French Luggers can assist?
But I do know that horseradish added to mashed (or creamed) potato makes it 
a far more interesting dish.
And just to keep it on topic, I carried my Leica through the kitchen today 
en-route to a camera fair only to find, when I got there, that the event 
was next week! Aaargh...
I shall dev. some films instead!

- -----Original Message-----
From:	Dan Post []

As a Emiril Wannabe, I use Colman's from the bug yellow can to 'kick up'
dishes like devilled eggs, etc. Interestingly, a food chemistry trick is to
add water and stir- as the 'heat' develops, you can stop it getting hotter
by adding a touch of vinegar! Since my wife doesn't like anything hot, it
helps keep peace in the family- I can get a really strong mustard effect
without the three alarm fire! I haven't tried it with the dried Japanese
horseradish-wasabi, but it should work as they are in the same family. 
on buffets- the green wasabi, and yellow mustard make for an attractive
contrast in the condiments!
To stay on topic- I should perhaps take a shot of someone three seconds
after eating unmodified mustard with the Leica and the Summarit!
I thought the distinction of La moutarde de Dijon was that it was coarsely
ground and had the 'bran' - sort of a "whole wheat" version, and that is 
usually made with white wine instead of vinegar... n'est-ce pas? Dites-moi,
Jean Claude!
I saw a show where they were discussing the several THOUSAND types of
mustard- it seems that like chilis, it is found in quite a few widely
separated cultures... sort of like Leicas!

Dan (Merde! C'est formidable!) Post
- ----- Original Message -----
From: Jem Kime <>
To: <>
Sent: Sunday, May 21, 2000 12:32 AM
Subject: RE: [Leica] mustard of note

> And the strength of Dijon mustard always surprised me considering its
> reputation. As compared to 'English Mustard' it is almost lacklustre! For
> strength, 'tres fort', try Colman's english mustard, supreme on ham.
> Jem (I wish I had shares in Colman's) Kime
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jean-Claude Berger []
> No Mark. "La moutarde de Dijon" is real. It is far stronger than the
> mustard I tasted in the US though.
> Jean-Claude Berger