In a nutshell: Use this exceptional Canadian yellow mustard seeds to make your own mustard at home and use in all your homemade infused oils, pickles and chutneys.
Our mustard seeds come from Canada which has a cold climate particularly suited to growing high-quality mustard seeds. Yellow mustard seeds are hotter than brown mustard seeds and impart great flavour and colour to infused-oils and sauces. Use whole or ground to make salad dressings and marinades. Widely used today in many global cuisines, they were known to the ancient Greeks who gave us their name - they combined the crushed seeds with grape must to make a sauce that's the precursor to the modern world's most popular condiment. Make your own mustard at home by blending with cider vinegar and hot water and add to all your homemade pickles and chutneys. We crush them with sea salt and black pepper to make a nice dry crust for our quick and easy fish fillets when pan-frying.
About Épices de Cru
Épices de Cru began in 1982 as a catering partnership between Philippe and Ethné de Vienne. Their mission was a kind of “cooking pot anthropology:” learning the secrets of family cooking around the world and applying these techniques to the needs of hungry Montrealers. The secret, they learned, was spices. Over the last two decades, Philippe and Ethné have searched for the world’s best spices, accompanied by their children, Marika and Arik. The de Viennes believe in direct sourcing spices: visiting growing regions, spending time with growers, and developing personal relationships that last decades. In 2004, they officially opened their first spice shop in Montreal’s fantastic Jean Talon market– it’s since become a mecca for foodies from all over the world. I first visited in 2008 and have been buying and using their spices on a regular basis ever since that first exciting visit. They steadfastly maintain that they do nothing original, only facilitating the exchange of culinary common sense from one place to another. But, what they do is simply quite brilliant - by providing us with the finest quality ingredients, and their superb spice mixes, we can all experiment with unusual spices and recreate delicious recipes from around the world.