Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2000/05/21

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Subject: Re: [Leica] mustard of note
Date: Sun, 21 May 2000 19:11:28 EDT

In a message dated 5/20/00 1:48:10 PM, writes:

<< As we have French people here I'd like to know something.
I read the French had never heard of Dijon mustard. 
Could that be true? An American invention it said.
I know Dijon exists but do they make mustard of note there? >>

I heard that dijon mustard was at the center of a recent trade dispute 
between the U.S. and France -- apparently one of the ways the U.S. was going 
to punish France over some perceived trade infraction was to tax the living 
daylights out of Dijon. The story I heard said that restaurant owners were up 
in arms because they needed the stuff for certain recipes . . . 

Bob (the things we remember . . .) McEowen