From classic balsamic and red wine vinegars to innovative elixirs infused with fruit, savory, and herbal essences, flavored vinegars are as perfect for gift-giving as they are for enlivening favorite dishes. In Flavored Vinegarsan enticing companion volume to the best-selling Flavored Oils acclaimed chef Michael Chiarello proves once again that great food can be pure simplicity: it's as easy as drizzling a few drops of balsamic vinegar on a ripe slice of melon or brushing mango vinegar on fish as it goes to the grill. Heady and aromatic, a flavored vinegar intensifies the taste of many dishes without added fat or calories. This delectable collection includes over 50 quick and easy recipes for making and using a fabulous array of vinegars to create inspired appetizers and salads, pastas and entrees, marinades, and even desserts. Brimming with inventive ideas and vibrant, full-color photographs, Flavored Vinegars provides all the inspiration to add a tasty accent to any meal.