Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Filming Fun: Colman's English Mustard

On the 42nd episode of Capital Cooking, we explored how to Set the Mood with Food.  I worked with Colman's Mustard to make  an Arugula, Avocado, and Citrus Salad. 
Colman's secret to making amazing mustard is blending brown mustard seeds and white mustard seeds to produce a unique kick.  Colman's Mustard helps to layer the flavor and bind the citrus dressing for the salad and also adds a little bit of heat.  Recipe coming soon!

The arugula, avocado and citrus are all sure to add some love to your kitchen.

Arugula:  Since the beginning of time, arugula has been used as an aphrodisiac. According to the Cambridge World History of Food, arugula was combined with grated orchid bulbs, parsnips, pine nuts and pistachios to make an ‘aphrodisiac mix.’   

Avocado:  Catholic priests in Spain deemed avocados an outlawed food because they were thought to be so “obscenely sexual.” Avocado, like asparagus is high in folic acid which produces histamine. The fruit also has vitamin B6 and potassium, which calms the nerves and controls many body processes such as heart regulation.   

Citrus:  Any member of this tropical fruit family is super-rich in antioxidants, vitamin C, and folic acid -- all of which are essential for men's reproductive health. Enjoy a romantic salad that incorporates citrus.

Special thanks to our Capital Cooking team:  Nick Szpara, Bim Mamber, Sam Grieder, Ashley Eames, Emily Clack, Kristen Finn, and Corey Then.

More coming soon including our Arugula, Avocado and Citrus Salad recipe, and my Diep 9 Death by Chocolate Cocktail...

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 Photos by Kristen Finn and Emily Clack

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