Originally Posted by Mark Webster
I have reduced balsamic vinegar many times, even topping fresh ice cream with it. One thing to remember is that anything extremely cheap is usually poor quality. I have not used the exact recipe for reducing the vinegar, but a few very similiar. I actually bought a small bottle of 20 year old balsamic vinegar for $40.00 yesterday and would just point out. If you are going to dilute the vinegar or change its flavor profile you don't need to spend $40.00 for 8 oz. Get a good 5-8 year old for $5.00 on up.
Thank you, Mark. I have bought the cheap stuff & it just doesn't 'do it' for me. (Try it on watermelon w some feta & basil.) What brand do you recommend, & your reduction method/recipe (pretty please :-) ) TIA
Also, question about the Fleur de sol (salt), particular brand you like -- do you use it just as a finishing for dishes. Again, thank you. Happy Holidays.