National vinegar day
November 1st, 2012
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Pucker up - November 1 is National Vinegar Day!

It has been said that balancing flavors makes great food, and vinegar is the kind of ingredient that can help achieve this balance. Most of us use vinegar in a salad dressing, but vinegar is also what gives barbecue sauce its tang and it’s essential to making mayonnaise.

Vinegar is made via a fermentation process. Different fermented foods result in different types of vinegars and different flavors. Whether you’re dousing freshly fried potatoes in malt vinegar or macerating strawberries in balsamic vinegar, the options for taking ordinary food to new heights are endless.

Aside from its culinary uses, vinegar is a helpful cleaning agent and can also be used to help ease the pain of jellyfish stings.

What’s your favorite vinegar and how do you use it?

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  1. Laddester L. Conyers

    I`ve used vinegar to help lower my cholesterol,decrease my eating habit or my appetite.My only suggestion is make sure that it is Bragg`s apple cider vinegar and not that white vinegar.bragg`s ACV is real apple cider vinegar not synthetic.White vinegar can eat the enamel off your teeth.

    November 4, 2012 at 7:52 pm |
  2. AleeD®

    If you like a vinegar-y pie, I'll go there for you. ~_~ Stop by Dungeon Alley and get your thorough flushing.

    November 1, 2012 at 1:55 pm |
  3. M T Nest

    Raspberry vin on a summer salad or malt vin on french fries or fish. Ok, now I'm hungry!

    November 1, 2012 at 10:55 am |
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