Check out our story for a quick way to make a vinegar caramel to tart up your favorite apple pie. With a crispy, salty, buttery crust, the brightness that vinegar adds really does something special.
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I feel like we’ve taken this picture for quite a few years now but each time we remark on how the aroma of this hardy little citrus is more intoxicating, more interesting, appealing, and complex. The unique qualities that are expressed in the resulting vinegar never get tiresome as an ingredient. Love them 🍋.
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Another example of a vinegar improving with age: this viognier has some lovely citrus and spice characteristics that are really beginning to shine. 🍂🍊
Two years ago this week, we started making vinegar in our own space, fully inspected and permitted. Now, every week we review our orders and are endlessly surprised and gratified that there are enough people out there who share our passion for fermentation and local agriculture that we can explore it full time and ride this vinegar train until the wheels fall off.
We could never have made it this far without the early support of so many chefs who endured our experimental early work, @sunnysidedru who gave us a real step up by offering to share their farm space with us, all of the chef and retail partners who support us, and everybody cooking with a little extra punch at home! We hope that you’ll see us continue to refine the vinegar(and miso!), increase access to it, and amplify our ability to support great growers for many years to come!
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One of the most frequent questions we get asked about vinegar is how to best use it- here is a great example:
we were excited to find that @theorganicbutcher is using our cider vinegar to make their chorizo- and so we adapted a classic dish of orecchiette and sausage with broccoli rabe to include their chorizo, and our viognier vinegar to work with the rendered fat from the sausage to dress the pasta, and @caputobrothers provola riserva to finish. A spicier, punchier version that’s already a house favorite- and very simple.
Check out our website for a printable recipe- and a list of where to find our vinegar in stores! (Easily made vegetarian as well- sub your favorite spiced tempeh, seitan, or tvp sautéed in a bit of added olive oil!)
One of the prettiest vinegar mothers I’ve ever seen formed on this viognier vinegar in about 12 hours. We often save the last 5 gallons when transferring large amounts of vinegar to settle out. You can see the sediment (mostly dead yeast) left bubbles of foam on the top, which left an imprint on the mother. Unusually beautiful example of the power of the acetic acid bacteria.
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Our locally sourced “Worcestershire”:
- @unioncraftbrewing “Miracle” Weizenbock made into vinegar (MD)
- @3springsfruit apricots and a mix of sweet and hot peppers (PA)
- Compass Winds sorghum molasses (VA)
- @thegreatwicomicooysterco (VA)sustainable oysters and Carolina Gold rice made into koji from @geechieboymill (SC) together to make cured “oysterchovies”
- @whiterosemiso soy sauce, aged two years, made using organic wheat berries from #nextstepproduce (MD) and soybeans from Susquehanna Mills Co. (PA)
-pink lemons from @yuzu_lemons (NJ)
- American persimmons foraged by @cai_n_pepper (MD)
- spicebush berries and leaves foraged in VA and MD
Isaiah said while he was tasting the other day, after only two months fermentation(we aren’t sure how long we will let this go) that this is the best thing he’s ever had a hand in making. And it certainly feels like nearing a peak for an ingredient we’ve been chasing for a while.
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