Edmond Fallot has been making Dijon mustard since 1840. It's actually made in Beaune--pres Dijon, "near Dijon," as the label is careful to explain. This near-Dijon mustard is made the traditional way with stone-ground mustard seeds and verjus (unfermented grape must).
Ochre in color, this smooth mustard has a nice snap of acidity and a moderate amount of heat, making it ideal for vinaigrettes or in a dressing for celeri remoulade, say. It's wonderful in a ham sandwich too (though no match for Philippe the Original's fire-breathing mustard).
At Oakville Grocery, look for Fallot moutarde packaged in a tin pail. Not only do you get a larger 15.8-ounce jar, you can use the colorful pail to keep your collection of small gadgets.
Fallot Dijon in pail, $12.95, from Oakville Grocery, (800) 973-6324; www.oakvillegrocery .com.
S. Irene Virbila
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