A Gourmet Guide to Oil & Vinegar (Discover and explore the world's finest specialty seasonings)
Author: Ursula Ferrigno
Just as with any ingredients in cooking, the flavors must complement each other, bring out the subtleties by layering with other notes of sweet, bitter, acid and salty flavorings. Nut oils, although less prevalent, also feature in Mediterranean and European cooking. Now, Specialty vinegars provide a wide range of flavors. Those that are wine-based may call out the grape varietals from which they are made, such as Pinot Noir or Merlot, and simple red and white wine vinegars are often infused with fresh herbs and fruits. Alongside olive and other culinary oils, vinegar is a must-have. Derived from the fermentation of alcohol-based beverages, such as red and white wines, Sherry, Champagne, malt cider and grain alcohols, vinegars have been used for centuries to flavor and preserve foods. This illustrated book provides the reader with an in-depth study of specialty oils and vinegars and offers up recipes and tips for how to season and cook with them.