Questions tagged [vinegar]

Vinegar is a dilution of acetic acid. Versions used in cooking include white vinegar, apple cider vinegar, balsamic vinegar, and rice wine vinegar.

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My apple cider vinegar became infested with fruit flies and maggots. Can I wash the mother and use her again?

My apple cider vinegar became infested with fruit flies and maggots. Can I wash the mother and use her again?
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My pepper sauce looks unsafe

I canned some pepper sauce. It had peppers and green tomatoes. After 3 days of being refrigerated , the peppers are floating on top and has blobs of cloudy material stuck to the peppers. The tomatoes ...
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Settling Up the Dispute over Poached Egg's Definition

Fact: You can poach an egg without acid, although adding a tiny bit helps a lot with the egg white to set easier. Current situation: My friend (a culinary graduate) 'poached' an egg without vinegar ...
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Is it possible (and if so, how) to convert a store bought “pickles in vinegar” to “pickles in sweetened vinegar”?

In the past I've bought many pickled cucumbers and other veg, but a few weeks ago I bought pickled 'sandwich' cucumber slices (similar to this) which were in sweetened vinegar and liked them much ...
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Can I dissolve eggshells in vinegar, and use the vinegar in a dish? [closed]

Are there other dishes where this is done to increase the bio-availablity of calcium in a dish, such as pork knuckle vinegar stew, which is considered a post-partum dish in Cantonese style cooking. ...
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White stuff on the top of my apple cider vinegar?

This white stuff has appeared on my Apple cider vinegar. Is it good or do I remove it? It has been 4 weeks. I was going to strain the apples out today and let it sit for another 4 weeks. Smell of ...
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Does anyone know why when we add vinegar to rice its texture changes? I would like to understand “chemically” what happens

I'm trying to improve my brown rice recipe, and although I put some vinegar in it, I still don't understand how it works. Does it make the rice stickier or looser?
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Does anyone know what it is in my apple cider vinegar?

I bought it in December. Is it spoiled? I hadn't noticed that until today. The smell is normal. ⠀⠀⠀
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Balsamic vinegar became too thick. How to liquefy it?

I store an Italian balsamic vinegar (BVM) in a fridge and use it from time to time for a couple of years. It used to be thick and viscous. (In contrast to some other reports, I did not need to reduce ...
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What is the best substitute for sherry vinegar?

I want to make an Ajo Blanco soup and one of the ingredients is sherry vinegar, but where I live I didn't find it to buy it. The recipe calls for 2 tbsp. I have never tasted sherry vinegar, so I have ...
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vinegar pickles safety

I recently made a large batch of mixed vegetable pickles (cucumber, onion, carrot, peppers, cauliflower, garlic) with a brine of 1 cup white vinegar to 3 cups water and 1/4 cup salt. I used a clean, ...
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Were are they? Are there even any? [closed]

Were are the steps to make yogurt? I've been looking for 5 hours and ended up being late for making yogurt for lunch! I won't be back on this website again, Thats for sure
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Stewing meat with vinegar or adding it after

Wild turkey legs are rather tough, and some hunters even throw them away, but I decided to give it a shot in a slow cooker set at the lowest setting for 8 hours, with vegetables. I definitely like ...
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What am I doing wrong with my Beurre Blanc?

I made my first Beurre Blanc a couple days ago. It got very sour and I had to pour some sugar to sweeten it. I'm almost sure I reduced the wine and the vinegar enough before I started throwing in the ...
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What vinegar was used in 1904?

What kind of vinegar would best replicate that was being used in the USA, upper Midwest in a recipe dated 1904? It is a potato salad recipe. The potatos & egg yolks are mashed together with minced ...
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Added too much White Wine Vinegar

I have added a good slosh of white wine vinegar to a dish by accident (it was meant to be white wine, not vinegar) and now all I can taste is a nasty vinegary taste. I don't have any actual white ...
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Mircowave does not work after I used vinegar without water to clean it [closed]

I forgot the water with the vinegar. I heard a pop. Now it does not work. Can I do any thing, or did I blow it up?
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Do salt or vinegar in the boiling water help peeling eggs?

In another question, a user commented I've heard some tales that vinegar helps with peeling afterwards and another one responded both are totally useless That struck me as a very good ...
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White wine vinegar query

How long does white wine vinegar last if kept in a sealed bottle? Does this apply to the age of all vinegars kept in a sealed bottle?
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Little maggots on top of my home-made apple cider vinegar, is it bad?

This was my first attempt at making apple-cider-vinegar at home. I did this all following a tutorial from YouTube. I simply cut a few apples and put them in a clean jar with sugar+water. I set the lid ...
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Can mold grow in vinegar?

I found this: The bottle has a best by date of 2022 and was opened a few months ago. Is that common that mold can grow in vinegar?
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Can vinegar be used instead of alcohol in keeping sorbet soft/scoopable?

I recently found a recipe (forgot the source) that called for white wine vinegar instead of strong liqour or sugar syrup to keep the sorbet soft and creamy. Would this actually work (is there ...
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Softening meat with the vinegar / lemon / onion / pineapple etc. How does it work? [duplicate]

And why does acid make the meat softer?
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Ruined balsamic salad dressing, how to recover?

My favorite balsamic salad dressing seems to have been discontinued, so I decided to make my own. In doing so I added far, far too much xanthan gum and am now left with 350ml of oily herbed balsamic ...
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Why did my apple cider vinegar hiss when I opened it?

I opened a bottle of apple cider vinegar and it made a hissing sound when I opened it (like beer). I thought it was okay and poured it on my salad but it did smell a bit yeasty. I put the salad in the ...
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Apple cider vinegar in roasting pan

I am smoking a turkey and don’t have broth to use in the base of the roasting pan. The turkey was brined over night. I was thinking of putting the turkey on a bed of celery and carrots with 3 cups of ...
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Preserving bread with vinegar

If you use vinegar to preserve a piece of bread by pouring it over, will the vinegar affect the bread's taste?
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Dehydrating Apple Cider Vinegar?

Someone at Alcohol SE suggested that I post this question here: Dehydrating Apple Cider Vinegar? I've been experimenting with dehydrating apple cider vinegar I'd like to concentrate it and put it ...
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Stewing with Apple Cider Vinegar

I'm working on making a long cooked version of a stew which uses apple cider vinegar as part of the flavor. I was wondering what happens to the flavor of the vinegar when it's cooked for a long time. ...
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Vinegar choice for pickling

I just tried my first batch of vinegar pickles and chose what is supposedly a high-quality, accurately diluted apple cider vinegar with an acidity of 5%. I followed a very basic recipe which called to ...
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Sourdough recipe with vinegar

I use a sourdough starter to bake my breads. I read somewhere that adding a touch of vinegar will help with the oven rise. What are the implications of adding vinegar to my recipe?
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Does adding vinegar to soup make it spoil faster?

I have heard that if vinegar is added to the pot of soup, it will spoil after 2-3 days even in a fridge. Is there any truth to that?
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What kind of oil and vinegar are used on italian subs? [closed]

I'm a huge fan of sub sandwiches of all varieties, especially the type usually advertised as "italian". One thing I've come to love is oil and vinegar - whenever it's offered as a condiment in a ...
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When i marinate pork with spices and vinegar , can i also add the sauted onion paste overnight with it?

When making pork vindaloo the recipe says to marinate the pork OVERNIGHT with a mix of spices ( fried and made into a paste with a tablespoon Vinegar ) , the second part is to saute onions till they ...
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Where can I get Melfor vinegar in Spain? Or can someone suggest a good substitute?

It's a low-acid vinegar from the Alsace region of France, made with spirit (alcohol) vinegar and honey, and infused with herbs. There is a version of it available on Amazon. I can't find anywhere to ...
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Glass drink dispenser for vinegar long term storage?

I presently buy both White Vinegar (containing acetic acid 5%) and Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) in bulk, at five litres at a time. I go through the White Vinegar in about three weeks, while the ACV takes ...
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How much vinegar should I use when making Salsa?

My wife's boss makes some absolutely great salsa, so we got the recipe from her so that we could try our hand at it with our fresh garden veggies. The recipe is below: Salsa 16 cup tomatoes, peeled ...
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What all spices and herbs can be used to flavor vinegar? [closed]

What all spices/herbs can be included to flavor vinegar. Also want to know which spices/herbs can be paired together in this case.
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How much vinegar can I safely add to bread dough?

I'm making Russian Black Bread for the first time, and I don't tend to follow recipes exactly. (I do weigh ingredients and understand how to speak in baker's percentages, so this is generally in the ...
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Using white vinegar in all types of cooking

I'm curious if I use white vinegar in almost all types of cooking is there any problem? Deodorising fish and meat can I use vinegar while they are on heat? Can I use white vinegar while cooking ...
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canning a mustard vinegar sauce

I canned a mustard vinegar sauce that contains granulated sugar and brown sugar plus ketchup. I washed the jars in my dishwasher and cleaned the lids in water and vinegar. Do I need to do anything ...
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Need Help Identifying Characteristics of Vinegar in a Carolina BBQ Sauce

A year ago I made my first Carolina-style BBQ sauce (specifically a Piedmont-style sauce). It was perfect, exactly what I was looking for in every way. I've never been able to replicate it. The first ...
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Why did a jar of vinegar destroy this metal lid and turn it black (see pic)?

About a month ago, I filled a thoroughly-cleaned-out glass salsa jar with vinegar and hand-tightened the lid. Specifically, I filled the jar with generic white distilled vinegar ("diluted with water ...
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What should I do with mold on my scoby? [duplicate]

I'm making vinegar by adding all natural apple juice to all natural apple cider vinegar with mother. A scoby formed on top. Mold is now growing on top of the scoby. It's stuck on top of the scoby, ...
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Is vinegar just vinegar - even with a different flavor

Is vinegar simply just that - vinegar? If one were to keep every type of vinegar called for in recipes from around the world then there would be a lot of different types. Surely the basic chemical ...
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What type of rice vinegar is more used in asian dishes?

I occasionally come across recipes that call for rice vinegar, but don't specify which of the many varieties they mean. Is there a "standard" or implied type of rice vinegar that should be used when ...
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Does red wine vinegar and red vinegar taste same?

I am going to cook salad for my lunch, I checked a for recipes. I just eat halal food and wine is not halaf, so I am going to use red vinegar (which I don't know even exist) instead of red wine ...
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What would cause dough not to rise while making no-knead bread?

I have made both the classic and the speedy version of the no-knead bread recipe provided by Mark Bittman in the New York Times. The one change I make is that I use active dry yeast rather than ...
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How to release pungence out of onion for salads without cooking?

I have been making a pretty standard Mediterranean-style potato salad but replacing the standard vinegar with lemon juice, which I like better. However, I noticed that, when used, red wine vinegar ...
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Does vinegar need to be refrigerated after being opened?

So while wandering around our local Asian supermarket here in San Diego, my wife and I found some Wan Jia Shan red vinegar. My wife loves the taste of vinegar, and so we have about 9-10 different ...