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.

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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...

Enzo’s Table

by Taralli 6 days 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 2 months 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 4 months 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 5 months 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 9 months 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 6 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 6 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 11 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 10 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 9 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 1 year 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 8 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 2 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 14 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 13 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 ...

What is "pickling vinegar"?

by somervilleoldtimer 2 years ago

I have a recipe from a relative in Montreal for a fruit ketchup that will be jarred. Is pickling vinegar something other than regular white vinegar? Pickling spices will be added separately so I ...

When Wine actually does turn to vinegar...

by nosurndr 13 years ago

I had a large bottle of Chardonay on my pantry shelf that wasn't anything particularly special, but I used it occasionally for cooking. It sat for a long time and the last time I went to use it I ...

kosher balsamic vinegar

by debbie 16 years ago

the last one I bought (Forgot the name! I'll check the package when I'm at home) was really dreadful--Syrupy, too sweet, etc Suggestions for the best (and where in Manhattan it is carried) welcome.

Making those vinegary marinated big white beans you see in deli or olive bar

by nasv 8 years ago

At an olive bar and at an Italian deli I've seen these big white beans (not sure if they're cannellini's or other variety) that are in an oily and acidic (vinegary) marinade with what looks like ro...

Does vinegar go bad?

by Nalega 13 years ago

i just made potato salad, and even though i don't normally use vinegar, i know a lot of recipes do, so i threw a splash (less than a tablespoon) in at the last minute. it was a previosly unopened ...