Mustard from Scratch


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Appears in

One Good Dish

By David Tanis

Published 2013

  • About

It’s fun (and easy) to make mustard at home. In bygone days, it was considered a normal kitchen task. After all, the simplest mustard is just a mixture of ground mustard seeds, vinegar, and salt.

My friend Charles concocts his quickly, from that mustard powder sold in a yellow tin to accompany grilled lamb chops (a long-standing tradition in his family). Following his example, I was inspired to experiment with mustard making in my own kitchen. This is a slightly grainy mustard, and rather hot and spicy.