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Old 05-22-2015, 04:06 AM   #11
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I'd have to go downstairs to be sure of all the vinegars I have. I am a vinegar fiend! My favorite is red wine vinegar. I also have white wine, sherry, apple cider, white distilled, malt, rice, Chinese black, aged balsamic, white balsamic, strawberry balsamic (great on chocolate ice cream), dark chocolate balsamic (macerated strawberries in it for shortcake), and fig balsamic (good in a salad with delicate greens like butter lettuce and fresh and dried fruit). There may be more but that's all I can remember right now.
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Old 05-22-2015, 09:48 AM   #12
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plain ole cider vinegar & red wine , lately been liking tarragon
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Old 05-22-2015, 10:08 AM   #13
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It depends... I like any number of vinegars, each has its own uses.
Apple cider vinegar for coleslaw.
White distilled vinegar for meatball subs.
Rice wine vinegar for sweet and sour sauce.
A local winery's balsamic for dipping.
Red wine vinegar for salad dressing.
Malt vinegar for fish.
There's no deciding here... ALL OF THEM!
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Old 05-22-2015, 11:28 AM   #14
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I'm not a big fan of vinegar, but I fell in love with Balsamic vinegar. I love it over sliced tomatoes and basil.

Of course, I ended up with several other vinegars, but don't really use them. I have rice vinegar, but don't know where or how I'd use it. White vinegar might get used, but probably for cleaning!
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I just looked, and I've got rice vinegar, red wine, white wine, apple cider, balsamic, and part of a gallon of white that also mainly gets used for cleaning.

I use the rice vinegar most, I can never be without that. Mainly for vinaigrettes, but I also use the red wine vinegar for that, too.
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Old 05-22-2015, 06:00 PM   #16
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I currently have white wine, red wine, white distilled, malt, & apple cider vinegars.

Need to get more balsamic & tarragon as I love those too.

Each have their own uses.
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I forgot to mention tarragon vinegar, but we make that ourselves with cider vinegar.

I have two kinds of white vinegar. One is made from grain alcohol. It's for the almost-never-happens-off-chance that Stirling wants it for something. I also have the regular white vinegar, made from alcohol made from petroleum products. That stuff only gets used for cleaning, including cleaning drains.
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Old 05-22-2015, 07:27 PM   #18
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Here's a little more about rice vinegar. It's less acidic than other vinegars, and slightly sweeter. I love it mixed with sugar (or substitute) to taste, as a dressing for paper thin white onion and hothouse cucumber slices. The mandolin is perfect for this. Sometimes I also add white pepper and dried dill. This salad is almost always in our refrigerator.
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Here's a little more about rice vinegar. It's less acidic than other vinegars, and slightly sweeter. I love it mixed with sugar (or substitute) to taste, as a dressing for paper thin white onion and hothouse cucumber slices. The mandolin is perfect for this. Sometimes I also add white pepper and dried dill. This salad is almost always in our refrigerator.
Love this stuff! I've started cooking salmon specifically to chunk up in salads with the rice-wine pickled onions and cucumbers mixed in. So good.
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Old 05-23-2015, 04:02 PM   #20
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Italians have a salad called Celebrase. Made with sliced tomato, Moz. cheese and a basil leaf. The seasoning is salt, cracked pepper and a good olive oil. Then you top it off with a good balsamic vinegar. I use the rice vinegar instead. I use rice vinegar for all salad foods. It is just milder and easier on the palate.
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