Our New Favorite Ingredient: Mustard — 2012 Predictions From Food Network Kitchens

by in News, December 30th, 2011

mustardFood Network Kitchens has come up with its annual list of the top trends that will define 2012 in food. Check out one of the trends here, then visit Food Network’s Healthy Eats and Cooking Channel’s Devour for the rest of the list.

Mustard in its many forms — from condiment to vegetable, spice to cooking oil — is about to get its moment. Heat is hot, and this multifarious member of the cabbage family represents a vast, underexplored source of culinary heat. Look for sharp, peppery Indian mustard oil, spicy-salty Sichuanese pickled mustard greens and pungent-sweet Italian fruit mustards. We’re all about to learn that this genuinely global ingredient is much more than a hot dog condiment.

In 2012, condiment mustard will be made from scratch (it’s so easy) by more home cooks and chefs, mustard seeds will be pickled and scattered over all things rich and porky; mustard oil will move beyond Indian (and Korean and Chinese) kitchens, becoming a common cooking and seasoning oil (it makes a great salad dressing); and the greens, so healthy and so long neglected, will be next year’s kale.

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Comments (10)

  1. talkavino says:

    Hmmm, any reason as to why mustard should be so special in 2012?

  2. dragonladycass says:

    It's definitely under-utilized…

  3. Roberto Bignes says:

    Mustard combine with so many dishes or sauces it's a great condiment. and the yellow color is going to be the fashion color for 2012 dishes, that's my impresion.

  4. Hey Jonathan, your right! Mustard "this genuinely global ingredient is much more than a hot dog condiment." I have enlightened my husband with its awesome flavor. I thnk it is good for you also!

  5. Teresa says:

    If you haven't tried Three Pepper Mustard by Golding Farms you're missing a real treat! Try it in ordinary dishes like deviled eggs or potato salad for a spicy twist on an old favorite.

  6. Larry MacDonald says:

    The Mustard Museum in Middleton (Madison) WI sells almost 500 different mustards and has 5000 on display in the museum. We live 300 miles north so only get here a couple of times each year, but they do mail order. http://mustardmuseum.com

  7. Nancy says:

    Nunda Mustard is the best. Made in New York . It beat all the rest

  8. Zoe says:

    Sun Valley Mustard wins Silver at the 2012 World Championships!!! Order online at http://www.sunvalleymustard.com!

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