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Vinegar is the secret ingredient that adds bright flavor and sparkle to countless dishes. Personal chef and cooking instructor Bill Collins offers step-by-step instructions for making your own vinegars and developing flavor infusions for purchased or homemade vinegars. Enjoy your creations in refreshing shrubs (a vinegar soft drink) and more than 30 delicious recipes. You'll also find information on pickling and a section on the many household uses for distilled white vinegar.
Chef Bill Collins shows you how to make your own vinegars, including wine, apple cider, malt, white, and rice vinegars, and then flavor them with herbs for exactly the taste you want. He also offers recipes for cooking with your custom-made vinegars, creating everything from a basic Italian salad dressing to Asian cole slaw, sweet potato salad, Mediterranean orzo, pot stickers, lentil soup, caponata,
Brighten your meals with the tasty tang of homemade vinegar. Chef Bill Collins shows you how to make your own vinegars, including wine, apple cider, malt, white, and rice vinegars, and then flavor them with herbs for exactly the taste you want. You'll also learn how to use your custom-made vinegars in everything from a basic Italian salad dressing to Asian coleslaw, sweet potato salad, caponata, sauerbraten, caprese sliders, pickles, chutneys, and even chocolate chip cookies.
About the Author
Bill Collins is the author of two forthcoming Storey Basics titles, Knife Skills and Making & Using Vinegar
Table of Contents
Part One: Introduction to Vinegar
What is Vinegar?
The Essential Kitchen Vinegars
Noncooking Uses for Vinegars
Part Two: Homemade Vinegar and Beyond
Making Your Own Vinegar - Making Vinegar Infusions -
Infused Vinegar Recipes - Shrubs - Pickling
Part Three: Cooking With Vinegar
Vinaigrettes, Dressings, and Sauces - Chutneys -
Chilled Salads and Slaws - Appetizers and Soups -
Side Dishes and Main Courses - Desserts
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