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Mustard Pots – A Potted History

Ever heard the phrase ‘that’s mustard’ or ‘doesn’t cut the mustard’? Even if that last comment is a little archaic, the phrase –amazingly– is a carry on from the cowboys of mid-19th century America. That’s about 175 years of mustardy goodness being a part of colloquial speech. Mustard hasn’t just been used to enhance meals. …

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Condiments and Cruets – What are they?

It might be useful first of all to describe what a condiment is: basically, a substance that is added to food to add further flavour or simply to compliment it. A condiment set therefore, roughly speaking, refers to a set of vessels which contain condiments. Antique silver mustard pots are a fine example, as well …