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Mar 8, 2010 12:47 PM

Violet Mustard

Does anyone know where I can pick up some violet mustard in Boston or Cambridge? I suppose I could attempt to make some myself, but this would be infinitely easier.

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  1. My guess is that Formaggio Kitchen would have it. They list a "Beaufor Violette Mustard (mout a raisin)" on their website, but maybe call ahead to see if they have it in stock?

    1. making violet mustard isn't difficult but it is time consuming:

      2 cups red wine
      2 cups port
      2 cups black grapes

      boil slowly for approx 1 hour
      then strain

      add 4 ounces dry mustard (i use coleman's brand to avoid bitterness) smoothed in 1/4 to 1/2 cup cold water or wine vinegar [ or you can use 1 cup dijon mustard ]
      and 1 cup whole grain (deli style) mustard

      stir to incorporate ingredients well

      put back on low heat to reduce (or use a double boiler) and stir until you get the right consistency