Pucker up! Chowhounds talk all things vinegar, from brands to buy to how to cook with it. Pick up cool tips like making vinegar cocktails and add your own advice for buying, storing, and using vinegar.

Try These Secret Ingredients for Award-Winning Chili

What are the best secret ingredients for chili? Depends on who you ask, but there's a whole world of extra ingredients people like to add to the pot to boost the flavor. Chili can be a surprisingly...

Oil and vinegar on salads

by pindert 4 days ago

Probably a dumb question, but here goes anyway... You know how sometimes there is a set of oil-and-vinegar cruets on the table for dressing your salad? Well, I've only done it a time or two, and ...

Riesling Vinegar Substitute?

by kim2001 2 months ago

I have a recipe that calls for riesling vinegar, but I can't find it anywhere near me. What is a good substitute?

Does this vinegar expire?

by marina292 4 months ago

I received a pretty bottle of cherry balsamic vinegar in- gulp- 2008. Well, actually the best before date is 2008. I liked the bottle/label so didn't get around to actually using it- silly, I kno...

Vinaigrette - dark balsamico or not, and what type of olive oil do you prefer?

by CHSeifert 10 months ago

Do you prefer the darker balsamico or the lighter vinegar in your vinaigrette for your home made salads ? Perhaps you like to change things up a bit by sometimes use dark balsamico, sometimes wh...

How to "Cure" & Cook Unripe Cut Persimmon?

by lisaleira 1 year ago

Hello!! I have been used to the small persimmons that you eat hard, and not used to the larger persimmons in Turkey that must be eaten soft. So, I cut up a hard one and had the mouth puckering e...

Enzo’s Table

by Taralli 1 year ago

Friend asking me about the quality of Enzo’s flavored olive oils, as well as balsamic vinegars before ordering. Said I’d query CH. Opinions much appreciated.

White wine vinegar in bulk Toronto

by heylids 1 year ago

Where can I purchase white wine vinegar in bulk in Toronto. Currently preserving, the small grocery store bottles aren’t enough and get very costly.

What quality of vinegar to use in salads?

by josemartinlopez 1 year ago

My understanding is that you should use your best quality olive oil and honey for salads, but only mid-range quality vinegar. Is this correct? The highest quality balsamic vinegar is aged 25+ year...

Did I Ruin My All-Clad?

by LandB20 1 year ago

I am relatively new to using stainless. I know to use low heat and the temp has to be just right to avoid sticking. However I've had my fair share of sticking, white spots and rainbows. I am still ...


by trumpster 2 years ago

I've been using Fairway's premium balsamic which is 100% must and no vinegar. Been having trouble buying it. Fairway no longer reliably carries it perhaps due to their bankruptcy. Shopping for a r...

Ideas for pomegranate vinegar other than salad dressing?

by fldhkybnva 8 years ago

I bought a bottle of pomegranate vinegar in one of those "it looks interesting" moments at the store. Now I have no idea what to do with it other than salad dressings. Any ideas?

What to do with Pomegranate Vinegar?

by avocadolily 8 years ago

I bought a bottle of pomegranate vinegar from Trader Joe's to make salad dressings and for use in cooking. But I don't really have a clue what to do with it since I can't really find recipes using ...

Way too vinegar-y barbeque sauce. any suggestions?

by Jeepluv77 13 years ago

Okay, so I decided to make some homemade bbq sauce. I followed a recipe written down for me that I've tasted before and liked. Mine tastes like vinegar city. Any ideas on how to mellow it out? This...

Fig Meyer Lemon Balsamic Vinegar

by alsd2 11 years ago

I received a bottle of Lulu Fig-Meyer Lemon Balsamic Vinegar as a gift. It's much less acidic than most balsamic vinegars, so doesn't work well in salad dressings and the like. It's also quite th...

Cooking for alcoholics: how do you substitute for wine-based vinegars?

by Eminbklyn 10 years ago

If you're following a total avoidance of alcohol, how do you get around the need for red-wine vinegar, white-wine vinegar, sherry vinegar, etc.? I am planning to make a Spanish sopa de ajo blanco, ...

You Know You're A Foodie

by Scarbo 3 years ago

. . . the day you go looking in the pantry for the right soy sauce and realize you're stocked to open a small Chinese take-out. (Hoisin and Oyster Sauce are in fridge)

Looking for a vinegar slaw recipe

by danna 9 years ago

I want to mimic a slaw at a local bbq joint. (Hubba Hubba in Flat Rock , NC) They call it vinegar slaw, but it's not the typical boiled dressing slaw i'm accustomed to. It's fresher tasting...I t...

Benimosu and hato mugi vinegars

by nicecupoftea 3 years ago

I just came across benimosu (sweet potato) vinegar on an episode of Gastropod, and hato mugi (Job's tears) vinegar on an old Chowhound thread. Anyone know how to make either of them? I make kombuch...

100 year old Balsamic - worth it?

by szmn 16 years ago

I love balsamic vinegar. The oldest bottle I've owned has been 12 years old. The local gourmet shop in town is selling 100 year old balsamic for over $150. I am intringued. Has anyone sampled v...

Please help me understand Balsamic vinegar

by xnyorkr 15 years ago

I have 2 bottles of it at home, but I'm trying to understand how best to use it. Is it stronger or milder than other vinegars? How is the taste different? Do the expensive ones taste better, or ...