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Vinegar Substitutions Guide

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The Gourmet-O-Matic tm Vinegars Substitutions Guide

Vinegar is acid. It is sour. It is also a very versatile ingredient.

The Gourmet-O-Matic tm approach to the use of vinegars is broad.

Vinegars can be used in side dishes and entrees. They can be flavored to create new and distinct taste sensations. The varieties of vinegars number in the hundreds, at least.

By changing the vinegar used in a dish, the flavor will change, too.

Thus, a fruit-infused vinegar will impart a taste reminiscent of its source which will be very different from a wine-derived vinegar and both will be different from an herb-infused vinegar.

You can make your own flavored vinegars. This can greatly broaden your repertoire of gourmet dishes.  The FitnessMed tm Guide To Healthy Eating contains instructions on how to make your own flavored vinegars.

As with all Gourmet-O-Matic tm Foods Substitutions Guides, the following list is non-exhaustive. It comprises oils that are readily available at chain groceries, fruit markets, specialty shops, by mail order or on-line..

Examples using vinegar substitutions follow the chart.

Balsamic Vinegar
Basil-Garlic Vinegar
Berry Vinegars – e.g., Blackberry, Raspberry
Black Currant Vinegar
Cherry Vinegar
Chile Pepper Vinegar
Chive Blossom Vinegar
Cranberry Vinegar
Dill Vinegar
Dill, Garlic and dried red peppers Vinegars
Fig Vinegar
Fruit-Flavored Vinegars, e.g., Orange, Raspberry
Herb Vinegars – e.g., Mint
Hot Pepper Vinegar
Jalapeno-Garlic Vinegar
Lemon Vinegar
Mint Vinegar
Mixed Herb Vinegars – e.g., Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme
Orange Vinegar
Peach Vinegar
Red Wine Vinegar
Rosemary Vinegar
Strawberry Vinegar
Tarragon and Garlic Vinegar
Tarragon Vinegar
Wine Vinegars, e.g., Pinot Grigio

Example - add an herb-infused vinegar to a nut oil to make a salad dressing.

Example - soak jalapeno peppers in vinegar  and add the fluid to a sweet chutney, e.g., Mango Chutney, for a "Mexican" kick.

Recipes using vinegars and substitutions can be found in The FitnessMed tm Guide To Healthy Eating.

The strategies used by The Gourmet-O-Matic tm can be found in Dr. Applebaum's meal strategy guide, The FitnessMed tm Guide To Healthy Eating. That book contains recipes for over 1 trillion (yes, with a "T") meal combinations.

All of Dr. Applebaum's books can be found here.