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A Gourmet Guide to Oil and Vinegar: Discover and explore the world's finest speciality seasonings by Ursula Ferrigno

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  • ISBN 10 1849755752
  • ISBN 13 9781849755757
  • Published Oct 09 2014
  • Format Hardcover
  • Page Count 176
  • Language English
  • Countries United Kingdom
  • Publisher Ryland, Peters & Small Ltd
  • Imprint Ryland, Peters & Small Ltd

Publishers Text

This sumptuously illustrated book provides the reader with an overview of speciality oils and vinegars and offers up a variety of recipes and tips for how to season and cook with them. Along the dry, rocky coast of the Mediterranean Sea, olive orchards and vineyards stretch inland from Spain, France, Italy and Greece, around to Turkey, circling back around North Africa, and to newer producers in North America and South Africa. The aromas are nearly as varied and complex as wine, the flavours at one end of the spectrum buttery; sharp and acrid at the other. Just as with any ingredients in cooking, the flavours must complement each other and bring out the subtleties by layering with other notes of sweet, bitter, acid and salty flavourings. Alongside oils, vinegar is a must-have. Derived from the fermentation of alcohol-based beverages, vinegars have been used for centuries to flavour and preserve foods. Speciality vinegars provide a wide range of flavours. Those that are wine based may call out the grape varietals from which they are made, such as Cabernet, Pinot Noir or Merlot.

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