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November 05, 2005



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!


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!



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.


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.


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.


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.



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.


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.


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!


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!



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?



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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