I’ve been warbling on for months about the virtues of lemon vinegar in salad dressing. Last night our lemon vinegar finally ran out and I decided to make some more. It originally came in a dinky quarter carafe with a sturdy cork. I shook out the pieces of fruit, the equivalent of two chunky slices cut lengthwise into eight pieces. Then I removed the pretty label to check the ingredients. I discovered that it was orange white wine vinegar or rather Condimento all’ Arancio, as it was made by Raffaelli in Tuscany, Italy.
No wonder it was so special and unlike any lemon vinegar I’d ever tasted. Tangy and utterly gorgeous, even just drizzled over a salad without any oil.
Clearly oranges plucked from a Mediterranean tree would be perfect for this infused vinegar but I’m hoping that Waitrose will have a good selection of oranges when we next visit.
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