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Forget mustard : you must try moutarde !

My poor non French people,

 

Sometimes I feel so sorry for you.
Is that true that American kids believe that French dressing is a sugary  kind of sauce (Ketchup and Worcestershire in it, really ?) ?
Or that you really think that this awful yellow bottle of French’s is actually French mustard ?

I tell you, the mustard climbs to my nose just thinking of it. (This is a French expression to explain incredible anger, something like what your green friend Hulk would express)

Now, let me show you how to enjoy REAL moutarde, on a summer night for example.

La tarte aux tomates et à la moutarde

1 Pate Brisée Crust.
6 tomatoes
1 pot of Moutarde. Amora or Maille, I find mine at Ralph’s…
Thyme, Oregano, Fines herbes

This recipe was awfully trendy in the summer 1994 in Saint Laurent des eaux, Loir-et-Cher, France. (my French and perfect hometown btw)
I remember tasting it at my BFF Melanie’s house, where her mom tried it for the first time.
Moutarde et tomates ! So simple !
It was magic, better than a pizza !

 

  • Pre-cook the crust for 10 minutes in a 400° F heated oven
    (use a foil of aluminum, spread some uncooked pasta on it, so the crust doesnt inflate)
  • Then dive into yellow spicy delight, and spread a thick layer of moutard onto the crust
  • Slice the tomatoes
  • Lay them tenderly on their confortable mustard bed
  • Spray with pepper, salt, and the herbs

Put in the oven (400° F)

15 minutes in the upper part of the oven, 15 minutes down

Until you see that…

Et voilà !
Enjoy the real moutarde… and spread the love.

Bon appétit !

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2 Comments On This Topic
  1. Shan posted
    July 13, 2016 at 8:04 pm

    Sometimes I feel so sorry for you.
    “Is that true that American kids believe that French dressing is a sugary kind of sauce (Ketchup and Worcestershire in it, really ?) ?” No- who has EVER thought this?
    “Or that you really think that this awful yellow bottle of French’s is actually French mustard ?” No….both of those ideas are absurd and the first I’ve heard those questions asked are here on your blog. You must be very misinformed or you came off sounding silly if your intent was to be insulting.

    • Cecile Delarue posted
      September 13, 2016 at 9:10 pm

      … Humor maybe?


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