EASTPORT, Maine — Raye’s Mustard Mill will be featured on Monday night’s episode of “FoodCrafters” on the Cooking Channel.
The program will air at 10 tonight and will focus on the preparation of Raye’s Sweet and Spicy, a grainy yellow mustard.
An authentic turn-of-the-last-century stone mill and working museum, Raye’s Mustard Mill produces mustards using a traditional cold-grind process developed in Europe during the Middle Ages, according to a press release. Kevin and Karen Raye are the fourth generation of Rayes to own and operate the mill, which was originally built to supply Maine’s once thriving sardine industry. Their operation is North America’s only remaining traditional stone-ground mustard mill.
“FoodCrafters” is on a self-described mission to “discover and celebrate the absolute masters in independent food production around the USA … entrepreneurs with a single focused passion: to create the ultimate flavors and tastes.” With a focus on cheering on “the little guy,” “FoodCrafters,” hosted by Aida Mollenkamp, is billed as a “behind-the-scenes look at how these food entrepreneurs turned the American Dream into a tasty one.”
In recent years, Raye’s Mustard has won more than 40 national and international awards, including gold medals for its signature “Down East Schooner” mustard four of the past five years (including 2010) in the yellow mustard category at the annual World-Wide Mustard Competition held in Napa Valley, Calif.
“We are excited to be featured on the Cooking Channel,” said Karen and Kevin Raye in a prepared statement. “We’re proud of our mustards and the time-honored and authentic process we use to make them.”
Free tours are offered every day at the historic mill, which also features the Pantry Store, a retail outlet and gift shop.
For information, visit www.rayesmustard.com or call 800-853-1903.