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Friday, May 24, 2013

Maille Mustard Boutique ~ Paris

I admit it ~ I'm a mustard freak.
I love mustard, I think it can add so much
to a simple sandwich, a delicious entrée or
a Bavarian pretzel.  Many Americans don't
go far beyond the ball park style mustard
and that is a shame.  There are so many great
mustards all over the world, from the sweet
Bavarian mustards to the tangy Mucky Duck
mustard from Michigan.  Is there any surprise
that Paris would have entire boutiques devoted
to mustard?
On our final day in Paris we headed to
the Place de la Madeleine to go to Maille.
Ringing the square are Fauchon, Hediard,
Caviar Kaspia and other specialty food stores
and from the look of things they are all busy.
But I was on the hunt for moutarde...
Maille has shelves filled with all sorts of
mustards, oils and vinegars.  You can also
sample various mustards.  Another fabulous
thing is they have mustards "on tap".  Why,
oh why, didn't I bring home a crock of the
Black Truffle mustard???  It was so good.
You can bring your crock back to the store
and have them refill it as well.
We always have an a la Ancienne style
in our house since we can buy this type
locally.  Brennan brought me this one
from his last trip to Paris.  On this trip I
got the Balsamic vinegar mustard (divine!)
and the Fig and Coriander which I have not
tried yet.
Oh, and look at what is just down the
street ~ ooh la la!

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