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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kosher balsamic vinegar

by debbie 17 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 9 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 14 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 ...

Food safety: Chicken adobo sauce left out

by OctoberOrchid 3 years ago

I was doing a bunch of food prep last night and I cut up a bunch of vegetables. I had several mason jars out and without realizing it, I put the cut up vegetables into the mason jar that had some ...

Balsamic Vinegar/Spaghetti Sauce Questions

by boltnut55 17 years ago

In case people are making faces, it's two separate questions :-) We got yummy bread from Il Fornaio to go this afternoon. We made spaghetti for dinner, so I got the olive oil and the balsamic vi...

Very strong homemade vinegar...

by EP 18 years ago

After reading some posts to this board back in April, I decided to try my hand at making red wine vinegar. To get it started, I combined some 'live' red wine vinegar with a bottle of Rosemount Shi...

What can I do with Chocolate Balsamic Vinegar?

by TropiChef 11 years ago

Hi Everyone! I've been a voyeur for a while of this wonderful site, but I finally joined today :) I have a lovely bottle of Chocolate Balsamic Vinegar that I bought in a local Italian market. ...

Rice vinegar vs. rice wine vinegar

by Durm 15 years ago

Are rice vinegar and rice wine vinegar the same thing? (A Google search turned up conflicting answers, so I thought I'd ask the real experts on this board.) If not, are they similar enough that I c...

Crispy Pork Belly -- What is the role of vinegar?

by iPat 4 years ago

I see quite a number of recipes for crispy pork belly/pork crackling that ask you to rub vinegar/lemon juice on the skin to make it crisp. What exactly does the vinegar do to the pork skin? Can ...

Good brand of Chinese Black Vinegar?

by ninrn 4 years ago

Hi, I wondered if anyone can recommend a good brand of Chinese Black Vinegar (aka Chinkiang Vinegar). I've been using Koon Chun, but the last couple of times I've bought it, it tastes weird to ...

Craving for vinegar

by waldi 21 years ago

I have all my life been baffled by my incredible craving for vinegar. I was wondering if there someone out there that might know what it might mean phisiologically. I am wondering if so much vinega...

Battle of the Slaws: Mayo vs Vinegar based

by RealMenJulienne 7 years ago

I have been a lifelong partisan of the mayo slaw camp. A creamy slaw with Hellman's or Kewpie was my idea of the perfect summertime side. But this weekend I tried a vinegar slaw recipe that may ha...


by koshergourmetmart 8 years ago

DE LA ROSA TO INTRODUCE ORGANIC AGED KOSHER FOR PASSOVER BALSAMIC VINEGAR - Aged 6 Years in Oak, Cherry, & Chestnut - from Modena, Italy to your kitchen! Yehudith Girshberg CFO at De La Rosa Re...

Can I use raw vinegar for pickling in the refrigerator?

by sherrib 8 years ago

Hi Everyone, I have become obsessed with pickling this week. I use raw, unpasteurized apple cider vinegar in my salads and added to glasses of water for its health benefits almost daily. I was...

Rinsing chicken with vinegar? Cultural thing?

by chowgal 16 years ago

My BF grew up in Suriname and always (I Mean ALWAYS) rinses chicken and seafood with vinegar (red wine, white wine or cider, even plain white, really doesn't matter which). In fact, he'll ask me i...

Cider vinegar substitutions?

by lisaf 14 years ago

I have a recipe that calls for 3/4 cup of cider vinegar to deglaze. Only have regular white and red wine vinegar in the house. Is it ok to substitute or must I run to the store for cider vinegar?

Ran vinegar through my Keurig coffee maker and can't get rid of the smell

by ebchower 7 years ago

I cleaned my Keurig with white vinegar per the instructions. I rinsed the reservoir and have run a couple of reservoirs of plain water through, but I still smell vinegar and the milk curdles. Wha...

Chicken Scarpariello

by outRIAAge 5 years ago

I got addicted to this at long-gone Groceria in Cambridge, MA. It's an Italian dinosaur that really deserves resurrection because of the vinegar-forward aspect. With vinegar so prominently featured...

SOS ; what is the purpose for adding WHITE VINEGAR into the water where lobsters will be "STEEP"ed for roughly four mins?

by hae young 12 years ago

hi! i have the french laundry cookbook by tomas keller. he recomemend adding white distilled vinegar when "steep"ing the lobster in boiled water. but he didnt explain whe he recommended that. or ...

black vinegar substitution

by thenurse 15 years ago

What is a good substitution for black vinegar? I'm making Noodles with pork, green beans and peanuts, with a soy chili sauce. The recipe calls for 3 tablespoons. Thanks