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moutarde violette de Brive

spicy grape must mustard

pot de moutarde violette de Brive-la-Gaillarde

Made with grape must instead of vinegar, Brive-la-Gaillarde’s moutarde violette owes its fame to the local who became Pope Clement VI (1291-1352). The pope missed his native mustard so much that he had it brought to the Papal Palace in Avignon by his master moutardier.

Because it’s not acidic, it’s often used in salad dressings if wine is served.

Nouvelle Aquitaine

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Text © Dana Facaros

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