Yellow mustard is the most commonly used mustard in the United
States and Canada, where it is sometimes referred to simply
in the rest of the world, it is often called American mustard.
The Romans probably developed the prepared mustards we know
today. They mixed unfermented grape juice, known as "must," with
ground mustard seeds (called sinapis) to make "burning must",
mustum ardens—hence "must ard".
If someone is "as keen as mustard" it
means they are very enthusiastic.
"Put some mustard on it" - refers
to a hard slap shot in ice hockey.
To "cut the mustard" is to prove
that one is equal to a challenge.
Collinsville, Illinois is the self-proclaimed "Horseradish
Capital of the World" and hosts an annual International
Horseradish Festival each June.
In the United States, an estimated 24 million pounds of horseradish
roots are ground and processed annually to produce approximately
6 million gallons of prepared horseradish.
Garlic is believed to ward off heart disease, cancer, colds,
and flu. The consumption of garlic lowers blood cholesterol
levels and reduces the buildup of plaque in the arteries.
The psychological term for fear of garlic is alliumphobia.
Garlic is said to fight off evil spirits and keep vampires
Vinegar has been used for thousands of years – traces
of it were even found in Egyptian urns back in 3000 BC.
distilled vinegar is used for both cooking/food prep and cleaning/disinfecting.
make the “lava” for a do-it-yourself erupting
volcano, add vinegar to baking soda!
You can find white distilled
vinegar in food items like salad dressings, sauces, marinades,
ketchup, mustard and pickles.