Oil and Vinegar Resources
Learn all there is to know about oil and vinegar with Gourmet Food Store’s definitive guide and encyclopedia. Discover the different types of balsamico, what is authentic aceto balsamico from Italy, and what exactly is vinegar. Plus, olive oil nutrition, what is extra virgin olive oil and how it is made, how to pick the best one, health benefits and much more.
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From Balsamic glaze to flavorful pearls bursting with vinegar, Balsamic comes in many forms. Each filled with the sweet complexities of this classic Italian condiment.
Dating back to the middle-ages traditional Balsamic vinegar has been perfected over the centuries, offering one of the most complex and delicious flavor profiles of any condiment.
Experts agree, the health benefits, especially that of Extra Virgin Olive Oil, are indisputable. From reducing inflammation and delivering lots of antioxidants to aiding in the prevention of heart disease and stroke, olive oil is a super condiment!
A true nutritional powerhouse, olive oil is not only delicious but is also loaded with vitamins and antioxidants, forming a foundational part of any well-balanced, wholesome diet.
Starting with harvest and working our way through pressing, decanting, and bottling, you’ll be able to make your own olive oil by the end of this article.
The highest grade of oil in its purest form, extra virgin olive oil is also the most straightforward in terms of ingredients. Made simply from the first pressing of ripe olives: this flavorful liquid gold that is both tasty and versatile.
A lot more goes into the process of producing olive oil than just pressing and bottling. From first press, cold press, varietals, and more, we break down everything to help you choose the best olive oil for your purposes.
A process as old as mankind, the act of fermentation produces so many of our favorite ingredients, including vinegar! From cooking to cleaning, learn how to make and use this tart and versatile condiment.