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Old 05-21-2015, 06:49 PM   #1
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What's your favorite vinegar?

I am soooo totally in love with dark chocolate balsamic vinegar. It is good on fruit. In a vinaigrette for a spring fresh spinach salad with strawberries and toasted almonds, especially when making the vinaigrette using bacon marmalade and homemade strawberry jam. What is your favourite vinegar and how do you use it? (My 2nd favorite is espresso balsamic vinegar--it really compliments fresh greens in a salad).

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Old 05-21-2015, 07:23 PM   #2
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I grew up with a cruet of apple cider vinegar on the table.

It still suits my old fashioned frumpy style of cooking.

I always add a splash to soups, use it on salads and still drizzle it over baked beans the way my grandparents did.

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Old 05-21-2015, 07:38 PM   #3
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We've been getting it from a specialty shop lately, and we have just 2 so far. The one is plain balsamic vinegar, aged 18 years, and the second is a maple balsamic that is really quite good. Both have made me realize just how bad the grocery store balsamic was.
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Old 05-21-2015, 08:15 PM   #4
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I grew up with Heinz apple cider vinegar. I still like it.

My favorites that I use the most are red wine vinegar and rice wine vinegar.
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Old 05-21-2015, 09:41 PM   #5
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I once used vinegar much more than I do now.

Now days, I'd rather pick a Meyer lemon from our tree for the fresh factor.

I can relate Bea..ACV always did it for me growing up.

I do think that I'll never be without a bottle of rice wine vinegar in the pantry, along with white balsamic vinegar (from TJ's) I use so often in my marinade for grilled vegetables.
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Old 05-21-2015, 09:57 PM   #6
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For most things cider vinegar is my go to vinegar. For French fries, malt vinegar is the best. I also like and use white & red wine vinegar and balsamic. I have some pomegranate balsamic, but I haven't found anything where it shines. One of these days I have to try rice vinegar.
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Old 05-21-2015, 09:59 PM   #7
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In the mustard thread I TOLD you all not to ask about vinegar!!!

I currently have 17. Hard to pick a favorite, but at the moment I use a lot of sherry vinegar.

I also have a chocolate balsamic. It's fabulous over poached pears,
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Old 05-21-2015, 10:50 PM   #8
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I have in the pantry, both red and white wine, Heinz apple cider and Bragg's apple cider, plain white vinegar, as well as the 2 balsamic vinegars that I mentioned above.
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Old 05-21-2015, 11:18 PM   #9
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My mother had a large cruet with apple cider vinegar in it and it had a very large Mother in it. My mother cherished that cruet of vinegar. And I wish I had it today. Apple cider vinegar is the only kind I like. Although I had a malt vinegar when I was out west and I too liked it on fish and FF.

I also like rice vinegar. It is a lot less strong. I find some vinegars just too harsh.

I am one of those who love vinegar on spinach and cabbage. It is perfect for a New England boiled dinner.
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Old 05-21-2015, 11:30 PM   #10
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What's your favorite vinegar?

Mmm. Those Canadian fries from the Chip Truck, and their malt vinegar.

I have white, balsamic, rice wine, cider, tarragon, red wine, white wine. I need to get some sherry and champaigne vinegars.

Probably my favorite is balsamic, though white is my go-to for cleaning just about anything. The chocolate balsamic interests me.

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