I want to go to France. Ideally within a year. But until then I am quite content eating the French food that I am learning to make from Dorie Greenspan’s new cookbook, Around My French Table. This week our group made Gerard’s Mustard Tart. You can learn more about the recipe and its back story on Dorie’s blog, here.
I found this tart very unique. I decided to make the tomato version since I had just received my CSA order of my favorite heirloom tomatoes from Jacob’s Cove. I couldn’t resist.
Aren't these tomatoes beautiful? I seriously have never tasted better ones.
I found the whole concept of the mustard tart intriguing. I would have never thought of this myself. Our entire house was filled with the beautiful smell of this eggy-mustard custard filling.
One of my favorite things about Dorie's cookbooks are her anecdotes. She spoke a lot of mustard in this one. Apparently mustard is to France as ketchup is to America. Very cool. And a mustard jar is a common wedding gift in France. I love it!
Here's my tart and limping rosemary sprig. Oh how I love rosemary. It added such a great woody flavor. I love these inside-the-oven shots.
All done! Such a lovely dish. This was my first time making Dorie's savory tart dough, too. It was delicious.
This mustard tart was our late-night dinner. I paired it with spinach splashed with balsamic vinegar, extra-virgin olive oil and kosher salt and pepper. It was perfect. The tart was so light, almost delicate yet had such a pronounced mustard flavor. The spinach salad was the perfect balance. One piece was perfect...maybe the French are teaching me portion control too!