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Balsamic Vinegar

mrotmd Oct 5, 2012 03:09 PM

Is there such a thing as Kosher "real Balsamic Vinegar". I don't mean the Bartenura or Galil we see everywhere. I mean, the real McCoy... Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena, protected by the European Union Designation of Origen. Yes, I know, it is expensive, but well worth it (from my treif times). The regular balsamic vinegar is just red wine vinegar and a thickening sweetener.
Try the real one sprinkled on strawberries or as an ice cream topping.

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    ferret Oct 6, 2012 04:41 PM


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      mrotmd Oct 6, 2012 07:36 PM

      Wow! Thank you, now, where can I get it in the usa

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        JackieR Oct 6, 2012 08:20 PM

        At one time you could get it at Fairway (on upper west side). I haven't checked lately though.

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          JackieR Oct 6, 2012 08:24 PM

          Seems to be available on Amazon. Enjoy!


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            queenscook Oct 6, 2012 08:39 PM

            My reading of the website is that there's a kosher version, but that not necessarily all their product is. If that is correct, and I'm not saying it is, then I would imagine it would be problematic to order it from Amazon, if you want to be sure it's a kosher version. Does anyone know any more about this?

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              mrotmd Oct 6, 2012 09:34 PM

              Just looking at the price, it may well be kosher, but definitely not the "real thing".
              Take a look at this product, also from amazon. Nt kosher, but the real stuff
              Thanks. By he way, searching for it I came across an article about balsamic vinegar at the Star-K website that explains the problems producing and certifying real balsamic. It looks like its not going to be possible

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                queenscook Oct 6, 2012 09:43 PM

                The article at the Star-K site that mrotmd cites was interesting. Here's the link, for anyone else who might want to read it: http://www.star-k.org/kashrus/kk-pala...

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                  AdinaA Oct 7, 2012 06:15 AM

                  Thanks, Queenscook. Really informative.

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