Paris in July 2022: Day 10: La moutarde de Bourgogne

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Day 10
La moutarde de Bourgogne

One of my advanced French students (he got a very good result at DALF C) asks for diversified homework. So every week:

  • he reviews and does the exercises on a page of Grammaire progressive du français (Niveau perfectionnement)
  • he watches a French video and takes notes to present it to me orally during the class
  • and he reads a newspaper article where he has to fill in words or endings of words that I have hidden – to enhance his understanding, vocabulary, and grammar.

For the video, we have been using Visites privées (hosted by Stéphane Bern), that focus on French culture, history, gastronomy, etc. The last one I gave him to work on is a fascinating documentary of the origin and current life of la moutarde de Bourgogne – that’s the real deal. Forget la moutarde de Dijon, a brand that can be made anywhere in the world.

Personally I am from Dijon, Burgundy, and still do put mustard on about anything and everything.

DO YOU LIKE MUSTARD?
WHAT DO YOU PUT IT ON?

16 thoughts on “Paris in July 2022: Day 10: La moutarde de Bourgogne

  1. Interesting about the mustards. I found a mustard in la rue mouffetard, Paris, several years ago that was hands down the best I’d ever had. I bought it again on a second trip along with a few other flavors but my absolute fav had imperceptibly finely ground noix (hazelnuts?) in it. I no longer remember the brand and at the time, I searched online for dealers to import it and found none. Only available in France. I haven’t entered any épiceries on this trip that might carry it but thanks for the reminder. Now I’ll keep an eye out for it.

    I passed the C1 in 2017. Took it in Chicago. Have thought about prepping for the C2 but that might require an order of magnitude more work.

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  2. I’m not totally a mustard connoisseur but I do prefer French mustard (NOT French’s!).
    I particularly like Edmond Fallot Green Peppercorn Dijon Mustard — haven’t had it in a while, so I guess I should get some!

    best… mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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  3. I am a mustard person. I am not sure I have heard about de Bourgogne one, but will definitely keep my eyes open. I have also noted Carol’s favourite. On my list when I come to Paris.

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