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Mostarda: It's the New Chutney

12 November 2014


Mostarda is a sweet, piquant Italian condiment made by simmering fruit in syrup spiced with mustard essential oil. Until now, this pungent preserve hasn't been seen much outside of northern Italy. But we're aiming to change all that, beginning with the most American of meals, Thanksgiving dinner. Let's take it course by course:

Thanksgiving with Mostarda

• Hors d'Oeuvresfig-mostarda-crostini

For a quick, beautiful appetizer, make crostini topped with Gorgonzola and glossy Fig Mostarda (photo inspiration at right) or skip the crostini and enjoy mostarda with a selection of cheeses.

• The Bird

To infuse the turkey with flavor, place some Clementine Mostarda inside the cavity before roasting. Or serve colorful Mixed Fruit Mostarda alongside slices of meat.

• Vegetable Sides

Toss Fig Mostarda with roasted potatoes or mix with mashed sweet potato.

• Dessert

Top slices of cheesecake with Mixed Fruit Mostarda to give your palate a little punch at the end of the meal.

• Next Day Brunch

Make French toast topped with mascarpone and Clementine Mostarda. Serve with bacon or sausages. 

Shop for Chefs at the Holiday Store

Did you know? A whole section of our Holiday Store is devoted to great gifts and unique ingredients for people who love to cook. Come explore the goodies, including:

New! Aged Balsamic in a Velvet Gift Boxacetaia-leonardi-velvet-box-balsamic

From famed balsamic producer Acetaia Leonardi, this elegant box contains a cruet of aged Balsamic Vinegar of Modena IGP. It's thick and syrupy, with notes of caramel and dried cherry — perfect to pair with Parmigano-Reggiano for a fabulous gift.

New! Balsamic Pearls from Acetaia Leonardi

This balsamic "caviar" looks gorgeous on the plate and bursts in the mouth. Sprinkled over salads, roasted meat, even cocktails, the pearls add a chic touch of color and texture to your holiday meals.

esprit de noel tea mariage freresDon't Miss It

We've just received a shipment of Mariage Frères teas, including the popular Esprit de Noël, which evokes the holiday season with warm aromas of dried orange peel, cinnamon and cloves. This spiced holiday tea sells out fast, so place your order now!

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