The first Saturday of August is Mustard Day.
There are so many different kinds of mustard, that it’s a rare person indeed who doesn’t like at least one of them.
Too often, however, jars of mustard languish in our fridges, pushed further and further back by other bottles, and getting crusty inside around the edges.
Today’s a good day to haul at least one of those jars out, (okay, maybe the crusty ones should be hauled out permanently and binned) and spread some mustard on a sandwich, put a dollop on the side of your plate, or stir a teaspoon or so into a sauce.
Or, try one of the recipes below that call upon mustard to give them a little zing.
See also: Mustard
The earliest print mention that CooksInfo is aware of for a Mustard Day on the 1st Saturday of August dates from 1981 in Indiana:
“Aug. 5 was National Mustard Day. (What? And you forgot to buy a card?) Grey Poupon celebrated the day with its summary of an 11,000-count phone poll of how Americans use mustard.” — Bundy, Beverly (Fort Worth Star-Telegram). Itsy-bitsy M&M’s just in time to go back to school. Indiana, Pennsylvania: Indiana Gazette. Tuesday, 20 October 1981. Page 17, col. 2.