Balsamic vinegar has a long history and yet, at the same time, a really modern flavour. It is a concentrate that is unique and powerful in both history and taste. An incredible and natural enhancer, it exalts the taste of food to its maximum, intensifying natural flavors, rather than masking them. Modern cooking has freed itself of the stereotype of balsamic vinegar as purely a simple dressing for salads and dips, finally giving this precious nectar, made from grape must, an image as an all-around basic in the kitchen. More than 70 recipes in this book show how just a dash is enough to transform vegetables and eggs, meat and fish, pasta and risotto, desserts, creams, and ice cream into attractive dishes with unique and extraordinary flavours.
By Gloria Midolini