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Mustard and steak...

My husband and I went to a restaurant in Konstanz. It was nice but not particularly smart. When I asked for mustard with my steak the waitress brought me an old tube of Thomy mustard which was a bit embarrassing. Then the people on the table next to me started laughing at me as did my husband who told me that it was really unheard of to have mustard with steak in Germany. I was a bit upset. Still not sure what the big faux pas was. Can anyone enlighten me?
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Don't worry Victoria, they are just peasants!! I always have mustard with my steak (Dijon, preferably) ... not to mention with my lamb chops, sausages, ......
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Re: Mustard and steak...

Home made English mustard on rare fillet steak is food heaven (for me).
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Re: Mustard and steak...

Folk in Germany and Switzerland really have no idea at all what real mustard is. They offer Thomy industrial mayo type substance with a slight mustard essence to it and then laugh at British food traditions.
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Re: Mustard and steak...

I find Swiss steak tasteless because, I think, the steak eats too much good green grass when it's running around on four legs so that, without good English Colemans mustard, made from powder, it's uneatable
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My husband and I went to a restaurant in Konstanz. It was nice but not particularly smart. When I asked for mustard with my steak the waitress brought me an old tube of Thomy mustard which was a bit embarrassing. Then the people on the table next to me started laughing at me as did my husband who told me that it was really unheard of to have mustard with steak in Germany. I was a bit upset. Still not sure what the big faux pas was. Can anyone enlighten me?
Don't worry. My colleagues give me similar looks each week when i use mayonaise with my pommes frites
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Re: Mustard and steak...

They obviously have never heard (or tasted) honey mustard chicken BBQ !
pay no heed and enjoy your meal
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Steak without Colemans ?

Fart in their general direction...
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Not at the dinner table tss tss !
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Don't worry Victoria, they are just peasants!! I always have mustard with my steak (Dijon, preferably) ... not to mention with my lamb chops, sausages, ......
Except that lamb chops are better with mint-sauce
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Except that lamb chops are better with mint-sauce
Yes, I know. I have both! (Maybe I'm the peasant )
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Except that lamb chops are better with mint-sauce
....only if you're British !
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Yes, I know. I have both! (Maybe I'm the peasant )
So long as you don't add tomato ketchup
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Re: Mustard and steak...

A steak should be served very rare, with a beautifully-crafted pepper sauce - containing whole peppercorns!
Mustard ... looks somewhat like what comes out of the nappies of sick babies (if you're not careful enough when disposing of it!).

Ketchup is a crime against condiments, and should be banned. Vinegar on chips ftw!
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A steak should be served very rare, with a beautifully-crafted pepper sauce - containing whole peppercorns!
Mustard ... looks somewhat like what comes out of the nappies of sick babies (if you're not careful enough when disposing of it!).

Ketchup is a crime against condiments, and should be banned. Vinegar on chips ftw!
Ban ketchup?! Have you lost your mind - how would I eat my scrambled egg??
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how would I eat my scrambled egg??
With just a touch of butter and milk an perhaps some fresh bread ?
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Ban ketchup?! Have you lost your mind - how would I eat my scrambled egg??
Shoved into a fresh-baked, heavily-buttered bread roll, with fried bacon and onion, and barbecue sauce ...
Either that or put between two slices of toast with some chilli sauce!
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A steak should be served very rare, with a beautifully-crafted pepper sauce - containing whole peppercorns!
Mustard ... looks somewhat like what comes out of the nappies of sick babies (if you're not careful enough when disposing of it!).
Not a fan then?

To me, rich sauces such as peppercorn, whisky, balsamic vinegar ... or whatever, are superfluous to a good, rare steak. Whereas a dab of good mustard only enhances it.
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Old 11.09.2011, 00:20
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Not a fan then?

To me, rich sauces such as peppercorn, whisky, balsamic vinegar ... or whatever, are superfluous to a good, rare steak. Whereas a dab of good mustard only enhances it.
We'll simply have to differ here ... as our differences are clearly irreconcilable.
To me, mustard doesn't enhance, it overpowers. Too much of its own flavour ...
Also, a good pepper sauce is not that rich - I find the cheaper ones tend to be too rich & creamy, and don't do the job at all.
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Re: Mustard and steak...

When I met my (Swiss) husband, he would put mayonnaise and/or mustard on just about anything and everything. But he has since converted to BBQ sauce... even on hot dogs!

I myself prefer to slather my steak with this funny little substance called "A1" steak sauce. I have no idea what's in it (and I'm not so sure I want to know), but I likey...

Anyways, I remember my (tyrant) step-father once yelled at me for using a sauce on my steak. He seemed to think that it defeated the purpose of eating steak since it overwhelmed it. Hence, I *strongly* believe that anyone and everyone should be able to put whatever they choose on their mmmmeat and should no longer live in fear of the Steak Nazis!
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