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#1 Thu 10 May 07 6:03am

cretece

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From Tacoma, Washington, USA
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What's that Vinegar

Hello,
This is for anyone that can offer some ideas on this question....My husband and I went to Fifteen last year and obviously had some really great meals.  Interestingly though, one of the things served to us was just your basic bread with balsamic vinegar and oil to dip it in.  We have since returned to the U.S. and have looked high and low for the vinegar used in Fifteen. Does anyone have an idea of where to find that?  Seems a trivial question, but you'd have to taste it to truly know the difference between a nicely aged balsamic vinegar and the generic stuff you can purchase at your local store! Suggestions, ideas, etc...welcome! 
Clarissa Cretella  smile

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#2 Thu 10 May 07 9:36am

The White Rabbit

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Re: What's that Vinegar

Balsamic vinegar from modena (there are many brands) is usually quite nice. There is a labelling system of clover leaves for the acidity. One leaf is higher and 4 is lowest (good for strawberries).

More info here http://www.choice.com.au/viewArticle.as … ic+vinegar

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#3 Thu 10 May 07 11:44pm

Ashen

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Re: What's that Vinegar

cretece.. your best bet is to look for a specialty italian deli/store.. most of them carry small bottles of the really good balsamic.. IT is very expensive though.


Only a fool argues with a skunk, a mule or a cook.  { cowboy saying}
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#4 Fri 11 May 07 5:40am

cretece

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Re: What's that Vinegar

Thanks a lot you guys!  I'll check out it out!

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#5 Fri 11 May 07 12:57pm

amberpamba

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Re: What's that Vinegar

Just curious what is balsamic vinegar made from?

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#6 Fri 11 May 07 1:21pm

frizz1974

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Re: What's that Vinegar

I think its a red wine vinegar that has been aged a lot longer than most.

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#7 Fri 11 May 07 9:26pm

Ashen

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Only a fool argues with a skunk, a mule or a cook.  { cowboy saying}
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#8 Sat 12 May 07 6:57am

frizz1974

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Re: What's that Vinegar

Thanks Ashen!

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#9 Sun 13 May 07 6:29pm

Jimms

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Re: What's that Vinegar

Try and get the best you can. I didn't know how much better the expensive stuff was until I had it in a resturant. J

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#10 Tue 15 May 07 1:55am

cretece

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From Tacoma, Washington, USA
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Re: What's that Vinegar

Yeah, I think we will try and do a bit of research before we buy one.  We had a look in Seattle today at a nice Italian Delicatessan/market called DeLaurentis and the prices varied wildly....We saw quite a few brands that said they were Balsalmic Vinegars from Modena with a 6% acidity, but the prices ranged from $12.99 to $30.00.
I looked at the link that Ashen sent and that was very helpful.  I think we'll have a better idea of what we're looking at the next time we go to look for one.  Seems we were looking on the low end as well.  Some of those more traditional vinegars go for about $100 or more...

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