Life in Italy

I wrote about Pasta, and Olive Oil (EVO), what about Balsamic Vinegar?

Not an Ordinary Vinegar

Balsamic Vinegar is not an ordinary vinegar, it is another niche product Made in Italy that gained lots of fame abroad. Balsamic vinegar is a condiment that is suitable for many preparations. It goes well with every course from appetizer to dessert.

We know that the best is the one from Modena. But considering the relatively high cost (fortunately it is used sparingly), it is worth to see how that money is spent.

When Balsamic is Called Balsamic

The term “balsamic vinegar” is commonly used to give a generic indication of certain condiments and bitter-sweet vinegars produced in the provinces of Modena and Reggio Emilia.

The definition of indications of origin by the European Union, which is now distinguished by two types of product, are:

Traditional balsamic…

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