Everyone’s Number 1 Seeds

Have you filled in your brackets? We’re betting on the number one seeds all the way – the top “whole seed” mustards. When mustard makers leave the entire seed in their products, the result is a culinary conquest. Here are our top four “seeds”

Lakeshore Wholegrain with Irish Stout (LKS101)
Pommery Moutard de Meaux (PMM100)
Boetje’s Stone Ground (BTJ100)
Edmond Fallot Seed Style (EFL122)

In honor of the March Mayhem that is sweeping the country, we have a special price when you buy all four: ONLY $35. If you were to buy all four separately, it would be $44.25. Sale price good through next Wednesday, March 22.

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Yes, This Is Delish!

OMG! Chunks of white chocolate in smooth sweet raspberry honey mustard (DVE100). We have only a limited supply of this seductive little treat so only three per order.

We won’t even try to describe it. Just say the words aloud: “White-Chocolate-Raspberry-Honey-Mustard.” You’re already salivating, aren’t you.

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St. Paddie’s Recipe

Corned beef and cabbage? Sounds good to us but you gotta put mustard on it. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with our Lakeshore Irish Mustard Trio (LKS300): Whole Grain with Irish Stout (LKS101), Whole Grain with Whiskey (LKS100), Smooth Strong Irish (LKS105), or get all three mustards in a gift box.

As for the obligatory corned beef and cabbage, we prefer a deconstructed version (click here for recipe) using Kelley’s Gourmet Mustard (KGM100), a zippy horseradish mustard, and the Lakeshore Irish Stout mustard.

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A Museum Update

Our latest addition to our ever growing collection of antique American mustard tins is this giant one pound tin of Zanzibar brand dry mustard. Alas, the mustard is definitely not from Africa. Perhaps it was inspired by the 1941 movie, Road to Zanzibar, starring Bing Crosby, Bob Hope and Dorothy Lamour. Or perhaps not.

No matter, this tin is another great piece of mustard history on display at America’s favorite condiment museum.

Support the cause with a ten dollar donation:
Ten Dollar Donation to the Nonprofit Mustard Museum (SMM10)

You can give more, too. Don’t be shy.

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Kosher Chopped

The Curator of the National Mustard Museum will serve as Master of Ceremonies for the second annual edition of “Kosher Chopped” at the Hillel chapter of the University of Wisconsin at 611 Langdon Street in Madison on Monday, March 6, at 6pm.

If you’ve ever seen the popular TV food show “Chopped,” this is our local kosher version. All ingredients will be certified kosher and the preparation will be carefully monitored to make sure the final dishes are also kosher. Will kosher mustard be an ingredient? Our lips are sealed.

For more information and to buy advance tickets: http://www.uwhillel.org/kosher-chopped.html

The ingredients will challenge the chefs almost as much as the Curator will annoy them

Certified kosher mustards? We have lots of them, and we have a lot of other certified kosher gourmet products as well. Check out our full roster of Kosher Products here: http://store.mustardmuseum.com/category/kosher-products

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Back in the Saddle

Sometimes we run out of some of our popular mustards. When that happens, they go “out of stock” on our web site. But do not despair. We strive to get them back as soon as possible. Here are a few that were recently “out of stock” but are now back in good supply:

JLK100 CaJohn’s Jolokia Mustard (Hot! Hot! Hot!)
DFM100 Dillman Farm Smoky Chipotle Mustard (2016 Gold Medal winner)
EFL113 Edmond Fallot Walnut Dijon (2015 Grand Champion)
SBT103 Sutter Buttes Jalapeno Whiskey Mustard (a staff favorite)

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The Biggest Just Got Bigger

We now have 5,916 different mustards from all over the world. Our extensive collection of antique mustard tins – more than 400 – continues to grow as the Curator cannot resist buying them when he finds new ones. Here is the latest, a fine piece from the Van Ogden Company of Chicago.

We know little about the company except that it was in business as late as 1945 when the Illinois Supreme Court found against it in an unemployment compensation case. Van Ogden, Inc. v Murphy, 390 Ill. 133, 60 N.E.2d 877 (1945). According to the court’s opinion, Van Ogden was in the business of selling cosmetics, extracts, spices, and more. However, Van Ogden didn’t think its salesmen were employees subject to the Illinois UC Law. Alas, no one escapes the reach of the Illinois UC Law.

Will you help the Museum in its quest to acquire all things mustard? Your generous donation makes this all possible.

SMM10 A $10 Donation
SMM18 An $18 Donation (in honor of Elm Farm Ollie)
SMM25 A $25 Donation
SMM50 A $50 Donation
SMM100 A $100 Donation

The nonprofit National Mustard Museum is a 501(c)3 organization. Donations may be tax-deductible. Purchases of mustards and other items are not.

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Elm Farm Ollie Day is Feb. 18

True mustard lovers know that February 18, is even more special than that other February holiday with all the red hearts. Of course, it’s ELM FARM OLLIE DAY, celebrating the first flight in an airplane by a cow on that date in 1930.

Did you know that NASA honored Elm Farm Ollie’s historic flight in 2010, the seventieth anniversary, by putting a Guernsey, a Holstein, and a Jersey in a rocket ship and sending it into orbit? Yes, it was the “Herd Shot ‘Round the World.”

To celebrate, send your best bud a Bovine Beauties Gift Box (BVN33) featuring three mustards to honor three famous cows (Ollie, Mrs. O’Leary’s Cow, and the Cow That Jumped Over the Moon). Includes a cow spreader, an Elm Farm Ollie greeting card, and a CD recording of Madame Butterfat, the musical story of Elm Farm Ollie.

You won’t find this anywhere else. Not that we haven’t tried.

Bovine Beauties

For more about Elm Farm Ollie and other famous cows, you can also check out this article at mentalfloss.com

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The Curator’s Resolutions

The Curator has pledged seven New Year’s Resolutions for 2017… they are:

  1. I will be more tolerant of ketchup eaters.
  2. I will be more tolerant of mayonnaise eaters.
  3. I will try to make contact with reality.
  4. I will stop talking to inanimate objects.
  5. I will treat very stupid people with the respect they deserve.
  6. I will eat more kale than I did last year (very little).
  7. I will find a new obsession that will drive Mrs. Mustard crazy.

UPDATE:

The Curator has already given up on his first two resolutions…

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Winter Hours

Beginning January 2, the Mustard Museum and Gift Shop will be closed on Tuesdays through April 1. You can still call to order because Sam, the shipping whiz, will be here, chained to his desk.

Speaking of shipping, this is Jeremy and his hand-made ugly sweater showing the world that we do indeed ship.

Jeremy is currently undergoing treatment at the Wisconsin Home for the Criminally Absurd…

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