Hi dear readers, Alix here! Today we are writing about, photographing and eating honey mustard. Honey mustard is one of my all time favorite sauces. It recalls the most beautiful memories I have of picking my mom up at Saks Fifth Avenue where she worked when I was younger in NYC and going to lunch at a lovely little nearby restaurant. We would always order tomato and mozarella sandwiches on ciabatta bread with extra honey mustard. The honey mustard was spicy, sweet and the perfect texture.
I have been living in Paris for 14 years now. I love it here! There are so many wonderful things to see, do, experience, eat and enjoy every day in Paris. I met my wonderful Hugo here and our life is full of so many wonderful blessings. Paris is a really amazing place, however, it is seriously lacking in honey mustard. In fact, since I moved here I hadn’t had it.
Last week, we went to visit Schawartz’s Delicatessen in the Marais (our review is coming very soon!). In the meantime, read some of our other reviews of yummy spots to eat in Paris. We had stopped by to see it, try some delicious treats and buy some of their famous pastrami to bring home with us to include in a delicious dinner recipe we were planning to create but we hadn’t decided what yet. While looking over the menu at Schwartz’s, we were tempted by the smoked turkey on a poppy seed bagel. It was so delicious that we were inspired to go home and make our own bagels that night. We had never made bagels and we thought it would be great fun. (We will be sharing our wholewheat poppy and sunflower seed bagel recipe with you tomorrow, so stay tuned!)
When we started talking about making our own bagels, my mind was flooded with memories of beautiful moments shared with my mom, over lunch, in NYC, talking about high school, friends, school work, future plans, and enjoying the must scrumptious honey mustard. I told Hugo all about the sweet, yet spicy, slightly sticky, but also drippy and 100% delicious flavor of the honey mustard we had always known and loved in New York and he was hooked! He wanted to try it too! I realized I had really missed this sauce all this time and that 14 years is actually waaaaay too long for anyone to go without honey mustard! On the metro ride home, we planned our bagel recipe and the amazing honey mustard we wanted to eat that evening.
When we got home, Hugo went to work making the most amazing bagels and trying to create a honey mustard sauce that would taste exactly like the delicious sauce I had described to him all the way home! He did it! He managed to create his very own honey mustard sauce for us that is perfect parts spicy, sweet, sticky and drippy, and entirely magical. After 14 years without the delightful taste of honey mustard, I was so touched that he managed to create this amazing sauce from my childhood right in our very own Parisian kitchen without every having tasted it himself. He is amazing and this sauce is amazing! We’re sure you’re going to love it! Just make sure you make enough to pour over just about everything you eat for the next several days… !!!
- 2 tbsp of strong mustard (Dijon mustard)
- 1 tbsp of honey
- 1 tbsp of cider vinegar
- 1 tsp of mustard seeds
- Mix the ingredients together and enjoy!
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