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In the house where I grew up, all mustard was yellow. Day-glo yellow, bright enough to spot a hot dog in a ballpark at midnight. I didn't know there was a whole world of mustard waiting for me. In my own house, the mustard of choice is Dijon. Yes, it's great on hot dogs, but it's also the secret, slightly sharp and tangy ingredient in my beef stews and marinara sauces, and I like to add a bit to mayonnaise-based chicken and pasta salads. Dijon also helps to emulsify my basic balsamic vinaigrette dressing. There are always two jars of Dijon, one grainy and one smooth, in the refrigerator. Remember the old TV commercial? Pardon me -- do you have any Grey Poupon?
Dijon mustard: like or dislike?