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November 05, 2005

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Sonia

What a beautiful post, Angie! Thanks for sharing with us how to make balsamico. At my house, I used only balsamico. Sometimes I buy the italian's balsamico, but not always because it's too expensive.
I will make that recipe: parmigiano poured with balsamico over the cheese.
Have a nice Sunday!

LisaSD

Thanks for this...I am still learning about balsamic...it's a new thing to me, with a vinegar-phobic hubby...I can't believe it takes 12 years! And I had heard the thing about "only from Modena" too. Sounds like Reggio Emilia needs a PR campaign!

Angie

Sonia:

Let me know how you like the parmigiano with balsamico. You can use it on desserts, too. It's good with strawberries or poured over vanilla ice cream.

Lisa:

Hey, I'd be happy to take that job, as long as they fly me to Italy and feed me--that's all I ask.

Gia

Angie,
Great post. My hubby says that barrels of balsamico were used as dowry's in the old days and started when the girl child was born, wow I love the good stuff. It can cost an arm and a leg but since you only use a bit it is worth it. Are you in Italia? Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your comments.

Kirk

Hi Angie - Wonderful post as always. I also read that article in Chow, and thought that I'd be afraid to use a $200 bottle of balsamic.

Angie

Gia:

No, I'm in San Diego, but I try to get back to Italy as often as I possibly can.

Hope your eye surgery went well.


Kirk:

Yeah, I didn't think it was worth paying that much, especially since I couldn't really tell much difference in taste between a silver and a gold. The one I bought only cost about $75--still pricy, but it lasts a long while when you only use a drop or two at a time.

Sonia

Hi Angie, I will try the Signora Roggiani's recipe, "pulled out a chunk of parmigiano and began slicing it into pieces, and poured balsamico over the cheese." Sounds delicious!

M_eHart

wow -- so glad you dropped by Jeff's blog so we could discover yours.
I think I'm having a foodgasm.
If we move to Italy, you must take at least partial responsibility!

Maryelizabeth

Darla

I am utterly jealous. I'd really like to hear more about your move to Italy, sometime. My husband and I would like to do the same thing in a few years but are scared and don't know where to start. Did you learn the language through immersion or did you take classes there/here?

Angie

Darla:

I took classes both before I went and while I was there. If you are intererested in living in Italy, I would encourage you to do it, by all means. Start planning now--learn the language, find out about visa and residency requirements, research (and visit) the cities you think you want to live in. Go for it--it's the experience of a lifetime!

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