National Mustard Day
National Mustard Day:
Every year, we paint the town yellow on the first Saturday in August. Since the first day of celebrations celebrating Mustard held in Mount Horeb, Wisconsin, back in 1991, The Mustard Museum has been hosting this annual celebration for over a decade. We’ve indeed made it a far way. The first time we had an event, it was three parking spaces in front of the museum’s original location.
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Related: Other National Days Celebrated on August
Why National Mustard Day?
Mustard is considered “the King” of all condiments within the United States. It is celebrated to commemorate America’s most beloved condiment, the Mustard, as a street food festival. Additionally, the event runs awareness programs for charities and cancer research.
How Can We observe National Mustard Day?
Celebrations can come in various dimensions and shapes and could be held at the home of a close friend, at their house, or even in an eatery! From tasty food to fun events, this day is a time of joy and celebration through concepts like:
Try Different Kinds of Mustard
While the experience of many with Mustard is minimal, this savory delight is available in many flavors and varieties. Check these out:
- Dijon Mustard.
- English Mustard.
- Chinese Hot Mustard.
- Whole Grain Mustard.
Cook using Mustard
Making Mustard a part of the food menu can produce an array of fresh flavors that delight the taste buds! Check out these delicious recipes in celebration:
Blackberry and Mustard Jam.- This sweet and spicy delight can be made with pre-made jams and blended two with Mustard. Serve on toast, crackers or any other bread for the perfect flavor.
Honey Mustard Sauce with Soft Pretzel Bites.
A great twist on an old favorite pretzel dipped in any mustard flavor is fantastic with honey mustard, but it adds an incredible sweetness that is hard to duplicate.
Dijon Mustard Dressing for Salad.
This is an excellent staple recipe that is easy to make at home by mixing a mixture of olive oil and white wine vinegar, lemon juice, and salt. To make it sweeter, add a little maple syrup into the mix. Serve over dark salad greens.
This recipe could be called deviled; however, it is a delicious taste! Mix the scooped-out centre of hard-boiled eggs with mayonnaise, Mustard, some vinegar, and salt and pepper as desired. Fill the egg whites with the concoction, then serve chilled.
Visit the Mustard Museum
It is situated within Middletown, Wisconsin; the Mustard Museum boasts the most extensive collection of Mustard and souvenirs in the world. It was established in 1992 by the man who of the museum opened it, and it would be one of the top places in Wisconsin. It has been featured on Oprah Winfrey, Jeopardy, and many other TV shows.
Try Mustard Beer
That’s right. This isn’t a mistake made in typing or proofreading, and it’s a brand that was invented and sold as Mustard Beer.
In 2020 Oskar Blue and French’s Mustard in the United States paired up to make Mustard Beer. It has a slightly spicy scent; it was said to be a mix of coriander and citrus and a faint hint of Mustard. It was an ice-cold pale ale that many people enjoy, even though it appears to be an odd mix.
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Interesting Facts about National Mustard Day:
- It is celebrated informally by the National Mustard Museum.
- There is no set time for the day.
- It occurs on the first Saturday in August each year.
- At present, National Mustard Day is 29 years old.
- The day not only provides a reason to celebrate mustardy events but also aids in raising funds for charity.
- The day helps raise awareness about Cancer Research and Treatment.
History of National Mustard Day:
National Mustard Museum created this day and is being celebrated since at least two decades though the origin date is still not clear.
Mustard is one of the most popular spices used worldwide for centuries. The theory is that it was first used in Ancient Egypt; it was employed for medicinal reasons and also for flavoring. It was also used for flavoring. Greeks and Romans adopted the same method, using Mustard to flavor food and as a remedy for herbal ailments. It was used to treat various illnesses, from snakebites to hysteria.
The Mustard was introduced to Northern France, where local monks slowly cultivated it.
The word “mustard” originated from the word most”‘, or grape muss — a kind of unfermented wine that hasn’t yet matured and was mixed with mustard seeds by French monks. Monasteries began producing large quantities of Mustard around the ninth century, after which they earned considerable revenue through sales.
Prepared Mustard, also known as modern Mustard as we are known, was invented by the people of Dijon, France, in the 13th century. The making of this condiment is due to Pope John XXII of Avignon, who was a lover of Mustard and established an official post, the Grand Moustardier du Pape or the Grand Mustard Maker, which the Pope named his nephew.
In the early 18th century, Mustard began to be milled into powder by the first millers in the world, The British. This was how Mustard came to be an industrial food ingredient. In 1904, the first modern yellow Mustard was introduced to the market in Rochester, New York. It quickly became a hit because of its association with the traditional American hot dog.