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Mustard seeds are one of the most unappreciated spices in the U.S. Most Americans are pretty much locked into the mindset that mustard means yellow ballpark or maybe an exotic Dijon every once in a while. In stark contrast, the Chinese, French, Indians and even the Brits have a much better understanding of how to use this tasty seasoning.
Mustard Seeds come from one of three different plants: white mustard (Brassica alba), brown mustard (Brassica juncea) or black mustard (Brassica nigra), White mustard seeds are typically a whitish, tan color and are often referred to yellow mustard seeds. Brown mustard seeds are also known as Indian mustard seeds.
Yellow mustard seed is the traditional type most of us in the US are most familiar with and is typically used in canning, pickling and to make sausage. Brown mustard seeds are hotter and smaller than the yellow seeds, and are used in traditional African and Asian recipes. In India, whole cumin and brown mustard seeds are fried in oil or ghee until they begin to “pop”. Brown mustard seeds have an enhanced flavor and produce a more pronounced mustard taste than yellow.
In September of 2019 our Chef/Owner, David Humphrey, started A&H Provisions to help bring a local option for spices to the Atlanta, Georgia area. An option that will give local residents the ability to have a spice merchant help them make the right choices when purchasing their spices. We will source our product so as to provide you with freshest product possible.
Chef David has been in the culinary industry for over 25 years. His first job was at Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, Illinois. After that he was hooked on the industry. He would continue to work with food whether it was in the back or front of house, in positions from entry level to managerial. In 2010, Chef David enrolled in culinary school at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts Chicago and then graduated in March of 2012 with an Associates Degree in Culinary Arts. He then began working at fine dining restaurants in Chicago, amongst them were, Bistro Bordeaux, Fork and A10. In 2016, He moved to Lawrenceville, Georgia and began working at restaurants there, then eventually switched over to Private Chef work before starting A&H Provisions.
At A&H Provisions, we have the belief that making great food starts with a solid FOUNDATION. Our spices provide that foundation for ultimate FLAVOR, which will give you the greatest tasting FOOD for you and your family.