Vinegar is not something just to put on your chips. A look along any shop shelf will reveal that there are numerous types of vinegar. So what are they?

Vinegar comes from the french translation on "sour wine". A liquid produced by the fermentation of alcohol from fruits, sugar and bacterias. Not sounding too attractive is it? But each type of vinegar has its own flavour. Here's a quick run down of some of the types of vinegars:

  • Apple Cider Vinegar: (Apples): Add to olive oil to create a salad vinaigrette. Could also be considered a health food as it can be used to aid digestion and improving gut health.
  • White Vinegar: A mixture of acetic acid and water. Between 1 and 2 parts acid to 20 parts water. Use it as flavouring or to clean around the home. Google how to clean around the house with vinegar and then return here. 
  • Balsamic Vinegar: (Grapes): Dark in colour, sweet to taste and is made from grape must (The juice of whole grapes - skin, seeds, stems - basically everything). Add to olive oil for a salad dressing. And yes there is a white balsamic vinegar but this is made from white grapes.
  • White Wine Vinegar: Made from fermented white wine
  • Red Wine Vinegar: No surprise that this is made from sour red wine. Use as salad dressing or add it to dishes prior to cooking. Also used in pickling.
  • Champagne Vinegar: Have a guess what this is made from? Champagne vinegar is tart and sweet and is a favourite with  a nice salad.
  • Malt Vinegar: (Malting Barley): I almost forgot about this. The king of vinegar for your chips.