balsamic vinegar


Definition of balsamic vinegar

: an aged Italian vinegar made from the must of white grapes

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Shards of top-shelf Parmigiano Reggiano await dollops of extra-aged balsamic vinegar from his private reserve. Jay Cheshes, WSJ, "Chef Massimo Bottura’s New Italian Inn," 5 Feb. 2019 The chef Stefano Secchi pays homage to his training in Modena by showcasing the cuisine of Emilia-Romagna, a region known for its wealth, its legacy of anti-Fascism, and its cheese, cured meats, and balsamic vinegar. Jessica Henderson, The New Yorker, "Rezdôra Brings Northern Italy to New York City," 9 Aug. 2019 Jeenah Moon for The New York Times Dean & DeLuca, the luxury food chain, began life in 1977 as a downtown Manhattan destination for mascarpone, balsamic vinegar, radicchio and other specialties most Americans had never heard of, much less tasted. Julia Moskin, New York Times, "Dean & DeLuca Closes Stores as Debts Pile Up," 10 July 2019 Our chicken penne pasta with roasted peppers, cream and balsamic vinegar is one of our best-selling dishes. Nancy Ngo, Twin Cities, "You’re taking WHAT off the menu?! Chefs reveal dishes customers won’t let them stop making," 13 June 2019 Breakfast My breakfast is usually leftovers from the night before fried up with eggs or a bowl of cottage cheese and tomato drizzled with balsamic vinegar and sprinkled with the good salt. Stephanie Ganz, Bon Appétit, "How I Conquer Existential Dread By Meal Planning for My Family," 19 June 2019 Note: To make balsamic syrup, heat two cups balsamic vinegar and reduce by half, storing the rest for later use. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Cooking shellfish: Chef Paul Arias shares recipes and tips," 18 June 2019 Meanwhile, make the dressing: Whisk together the orange zest and juice, shallot, balsamic vinegar, honey, oil, salt and pepper in a medium bowl to form an emulsified dressing. Paula Shoyer, charlotteobserver, "Jewish cooking? In this book, it’s healthier than you’d think | Charlotte Observer," 9 Jan. 2018 Add balsamic vinegar, salt, pepper and remaining ½ table-spoon lemon juice; toss to combine., "Kardashian Family Nutritionist Philip Goglia Shares One of Khloe’s ‘Favorite’ Dinner Recipes," 6 June 2019

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First Known Use of balsamic vinegar

1862, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for balsamic vinegar

translation of Italian aceto balsamico, literally, curative vinegar

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English Language Learners Definition of balsamic vinegar

: a type of Italian vinegar that has a dark color and a sweet taste

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