1/14/19 – Mustard 2


Welcome to Five Course Trivia! Five days a week, we’ll post five questions about something from the culinary world, from soup to nuts and all dishes in between.

Happy 2019! It’s been a hot minute, but it’s definitely time to get back into it. We’ve got a little bit of backlog to take care of, so let’s get to it.

LearnedLeague precedent (LL79, MD9) – In the mid-19th century, Frenchman Maurice Grey invented a steam-driven mill for pulverizing and sifting the seeds of what plant? Doing so enabled him to build a successful food company and a brand that still bears his name today.

Pardon me, do you know who Grey Poupon is named after? Apparently it was Maurice Grey, and that made sense to me. I actually put (Dijon) mustard, thinking the plant itself was Dijon mustard, but Dijon mustard is just a type of mustard condiment, and not a plant itself. I did get credit, and so I  am 2 for 2 for the season.

We visited Mustard all those years ago, but it’s time to revisit it. Enjoy the first post of the new year!

1. Mustard, herbs, and anchovies are the main ingredients to make the butter seen here, named after what European city?

Question 1

2. Name the brand of mustard seen here.

Question 2

3. Originally used to describe a Chinese condiment made of orange peel and ginger, what repetitive-sounding mixture of mustard-flavored mixed vegetables and pickle relish is eaten cold with fish cakes, mashed potatoes, or pinto beans?

Question 3

4. If you are enjoying a hot dog topped with Bertman Original Ballpark Mustard, then you are probably in the home stadium of which MLB team?


5. With the mustard getting a mention in Henry IV, Part 2, what English town is known for a spicy blend of mustard flour and horseradish root? The town itself is best known for a 1471 battle in the War of the Roses that saw Edward IV win the throne and eventually the death of Henry VI?

Question 5

6. A very old-fashioned form of medicine was making a spread involving mustard oil and applying it on your chest or wherever to help heal aches and pains. This technique was called a mustard what, which fell out of favor in the 19th century, and might have caused the blindness of “Blessed Assurance” hymn writer Fanny Crosby?

Question 6



1. Paris (the butter is Cafe de Paris butter)
2. Gulden’s
3. Chow-chow
4. Cleveland Indians
5. Tewkesbury
6. Mustard plaster

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