Vinegar Recipes & Techniques


Escarole, Hazelnut & Mustard Salad

  Escarole, Toasted Hazelnut & Pickled Mustard Seed Salad   This hearty salad pairs escarole with toasted hazelnuts, a sour cream vinaigrette and pickled mustard seeds.   Ingredients:                  Makes 8-10 Servings 2 heads of Escarole, cut into bite sized pieces
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Pickled Mustard Seeds

  Pickled Mustard Seeds   Quick pickled mustard seeds are a tasty addition to fine dining dishes, salads and sandwiches.  They’re easy to make and bursting with flavor.   Ingredients: ½ cup Yellow Mustard Seeds ½ cup Amber Vinegar 1/3
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Honey Pickled Cherries

  Honey Pickled Cherries Quick pickles are a great tool in a fine dining chef’s arsenal.  They help balance the richness of heavy dishes from humble sandwiches & burgers to upscale dishes like duck confit & seared foie gras.  They’re
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Heirloom Tomato & Goat Cheese Salad

Heirloom Tomato & Goat Cheese Salad This light salad is the perfect way to celebrate tomato season – an upscale twist on caprese salad that substitutes a tomato, basil, pomegranate vinaigrette for the usual oil & balsamic vinegar. You could
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Shaved Zucchini Salad

Shaved Zucchini Salad Simple to make, but quite elegant, this refreshing salad is the perfect side dish or starter for summer days. You can even serve it with chopsticks for an added bit of novelty. You could easily double or
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Jam Salad Dressing

Jam Salad Dressing Eaten all your jam? Don’t wash that jar yet! You’ve got the makings of a delicious vinaigrette. Consider this a technique rather than a hard recipe, you can easily scale it up to make more as long
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“What the Doctor Ordered” Cocktail Recipe

“What the Doctor Ordered” Cocktail Recipe   Think of a more complex, gingery negroni and you’ll start to have a sense of what this complicated, delicious sipping cocktail is like.  Plus it’s healthy!  Ok, healthier than your typical cocktail.  
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Fennel Carrot Slaw

Fennel Carrot Slaw Crisp, tangy & refreshing, this slaw makes an excellent side dish or burger/sandwich topping. Ingredients: 2 ½ Fennel Bulbs 10 large ribs of Celery 5 large Carrots, peeled 50/50 blend of Peanut Oil & Olive Oil to
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Summer Salad w/ Green Cucumber Vinegar

Summer Salad with Green Cucumber Vinegar Vinaigrette   Bright, crisp, fruity, this salad is perfect for a hot summer’s day.   Ingredients:                       Serves 8-10 as a side salad 1 pound Green or Yellow Wax Beans 2 cups Cherries (we used
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Cucumber Vinegar Ice Mignonette

Cucumber Vinegar Mignonette Granita A mignonette sauce is a classic accompaniment to a raw oyster platter, (basic mignonette sauce recipe).  This mignonette granita is a more upscale version that enhances raw oysters’ natural cool crispness while adding an interesting textural
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Sweet & Sour Glazed Apples w/ Walnut Gremolata

Sweet & Sour Glazed Apples with Walnut Gremolata Roasted apples coated with a sweet/sour caramel sauce & topped with a citrusy/nutty/herby gremolata. This recipe can also be used with pears, quince (quince will increase the cooking time), or crab-apples (cook
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How to Taste Balsamic Vinegar Like an Expert

Just like truffle oil, the market is stuffed with balsamic vinegar options and a trip to the grocery store can be overwhelming. How do you know whether what you’ve bought is worth what you paid for it? Here are some
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