Le cul entre les deux chaises

An American Spaniard in France or: How I Learned to Make an Ass of Myself in Three Cultures

Green eggs and duck

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George Costanza can keep all the salsa in the world: mustard is the condiment for me.

It may be cheating to claim all variations of mustard as one thing but, as we’ve established, I make the rules around here and what I say goes, so I’ll allow it.

One of my early and most enduring mustard loves is Savora which I recommend everyone seek out, but I’m no snob so I also love classic American yellow mustard when appropriate and finer Dijons when a stronger flavor is called for.

A new entry into my mustard museum is this one made by Maille, a 267-year old company (now owned by Unilever).

green Maille Fines Herbes Mutarde

Naturally, I was drawn to its avocado coloring and the promise of three herbs. Its flavor is divine and I’ve taken to classing up regular fare with it. Here are some green eggs and duck, made all the brighter in taste and appearance.

Green eggs and duck

It must be said that I do not own this plate.

Here’s a thing I dreamed up on the bus and proceeded to chow down on: warm chicken, orange pepper, soft cheese (Camembert?) and green mustard in a lettuce wrap. Perfect picnic fare this.

Green chicken lettuce wrap

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Author: le cul en rows

I'm an American Spaniard, living in France. I like to tell stories.

4 thoughts on “Green eggs and duck

  1. I like this and your meals look yummy too! My husband will not be happy with you ;) I’m feeling the need for a trip to France, oh the memories. On one of our trips we bought various (not sure how many) different types of mustard and cheese too! We headed to Austria from there with a cooler of course. We stopped at a small lake for a picnic, which I very much enjoyed but one cheese was rather strong let’s say and I don’t think everyone appreciated quite the way I did. Thanks for this post, it made my day!

    • Just improvise off my ideas; your husband doesn’t need to know where they came from! Picnics are great (and French!) and I love any kind of food that I throw in a bag and eat later.

  2. This looks amazing and now I need green mustard immediately!

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