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Balsamic vinegar

Balsamic vinegar

Balsamic vinegar is a vinegar originating from Italy, increasingly popular throughout the world. The original, costly, traditional balsamic vinegar, is made from a reduction of cooked white Trebbiano grape juice, and used as a condiment. It has been produced in Modena and Reggio Emilia since the Middle Ages, being mentioned in a document dated 1046. Appreciated in the House of Este during the Renaissance, it is highly valued by modern chefs and gourmet food lovers. Balsamic Vinegar of Modena, an inexpensive imitation, is today widely available and much better known. It bears a Protected Geographical Status label, and is the kind commonly found on restaurant tables and used in salad dre ... more on Wikipedia

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