Vinegar and its Distinct Qualities
‘Balsamic’ is said to mean ‘like balsam’, a rich resin with a distinct
aroma and that’s just how balsamic vinegar presents itself – aromatic and
thick in consistency.
If you’re looking for a bottle of good balsamic vinegar, Gourmet Classic
has launched three different balsamic types to cater for the varying needs
of top chefs and those moving up the ranks.
Their Vinegar of Modena blend has a strong bitter sweet taste and it can
be used on both sweet and savoury dishes. Mixed with olive oil, it makes
an excellent dipping sauce for crusty bread.
Their more commercial balsamic vinegar is cheaper and therefore ideal when
you want to use generous amounts, like when preparing stocks, salad
dressings or vinaigrette. Try drizzling a little on ice cream or
strawberries and you’ll discover a new taste.
Then there’s the balsamic glaze, which gives a glossy finish and is so
thick that it can keep its own form when poured. This one can be used on
fish, meat and vegetables, adding a very distinct taste that creates a
whole new flavour. Busy chefs will rave over this one, as it has already
gone through the reduction process and will save a lot of time on watching
over the toffee-like liquid in that very busy kitchen.
Finding Gourmet Classic’s quality range of balsamic vinegar isn’t
difficult, as it can be purchased in Morrison, Sainsbury and Waitrose
supermarkets. Go on, give your taste buds a treat and learn just how this
vinegar can enhance the taste of food.
If you’re feeling adventurous, look on the internet for recipes including
balsamic vinegar, or follow some of the famous chefs’ recipes to get an
idea on how they add it to their mouth-watering dishes. Vinegar is very
good for one’s health, as it cleans out the system and fights fat, so
finding ways to add it into your regular diet has to be a good thing.