The History of Balsamic Vinegar of Modena

published 7 months ago by Videos from The Culinary Institute of America

Watch the full documentary and Balsamic Vinegar of Modena recipe demonstrations at For centuries, the people of Modena and Reggio Emilia have transformed their wine grapes into the precious elixir known as Balsamic Vinegar. Historians can only speculate how this liquid treasure came to be—perhaps when someone put concentrated grape juice, a common sweetener, into a vinegar barrel, unwittingly launching a fermentation that produced a heavenly result.

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