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Budding chefs are being asked to come up with a tasty recipe featuring one or more of exclusive Colman’s mustard products for a competition launched this week in celebration of the Colman’s Mustard Shop & Museum 40th year anniversary.

The recipe competition is now open for all ages and will run until 1st June 2013. Whether sweet or savoury, all dishes but must be original – anyone needing inspiration can visit the recipe section of the Colman’s Mustard Shop & Museum website at The winning recipe will be featured on The Assembly House menu for a limited period, and the winner and two runners-up will receive a free hamper of Colman’s goodies.

Colman’s Mustard Shop & Museum was opened in 1973 to commemorate the 150th anniversary of J&J Colman’s, with premises on Bridewell Alley. It moved to the historic art nouveau Royal Arcade in 1999, where it has been based ever since in a careful replica of Victorian trade premises. Norwich’s Heritage Economic and Regeneration Trust (HEART), who took over the premises in 2009, are commemorating the Mustard Shop & Museum’s anniversary with a number of events running throughout the summer.

The recipe competition will be judged by Nick Cook, Colman’s Mustard Shop & Museum manager along with Richard Hughes, Chef Patron of The Assembly House Restaurant.

Nick Cook, Manager of Colman’s Mustard Shop & Museum said: “This is a great way of involving the people of Norwich in celebrating 40 years of Colman’s Mustard Shop & Museum, and a fantastic opportunity to have your creation featured on the menu at one of Norwich’s top restaurants and outstanding heritage buildings.”

Colman’s Mustard Shop & Museum stocks a wide range of powdered and prepared mustards, as well as products flavoured with Colman’s mustard, which are ideal for many recipes. From exclusive Mustard Powder with Chillies to Wholegrain Mustard with Beer, to the more unusual Mustard Chocolate Bar, there are plenty of recipe ingredients to choose from.

Full details of the competition, along with application forms, are available both in-store and from Colman’s Mustard Shop & Museum’s website


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