TIP OF THE DAY: Fake Versus Real Balsamic Vinegar

Spoiler alert: The majority of balsamic vinegar on the market is fake balsamic. Of course, there’s nothing wrong with enjoying fake balsamic. It’s just nowhere as glorious as the real thing, but it is a heck of a lot more affordable. The production of authentic balsamic vinegar is governed by two consortiums of producers in…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Balsamic & Vanilla Ice Cream

We’ve previously written about how you can make a sophisticated dessert, simply by topping ice cream with a jigger of Scotch. Today, we’ve got a similar tip for a Balsamic Sundae. Strawberries drizzled with balsamic vinegar are a classic Italian dessert. Americanize it with some ice cream! Ingredients For a truly memorable dessert, all you…
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CONTEST: For Balsamic Vinegar Lovers

Balsamic vinegar lovers: Zingerman’s, a specialty food retailer/e-tailer in Ann Arbor, Michigan, is offering you the opportunity to win a free trip to the La Vecchia Dispensa balsamic vinegar factory in Italy. “Factory” is a relative term: This is fine balsamic vinegar production facility, and the “factory” is one of the charming, centuries-old buildings in…
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