- Publisher: Spikehorn Press
- Available in: Hardback
- ISBN: 978-1-943015-03-0
- Published: January 1, 2020
Vinegar’s story was concurrently written around the world, and this book captures that special history.
— Professor Paolo Giudici (ret.), University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, from the foreword
In this exhaustive work artisanal vinegar maker Reginald Smith does what no one has done before, brought together the arching, global history of vinegar. Covering the natural history of this much-beloved condiment, scientific developments around the world, and the commerce side of its manufacture and trade, simple vinegar will never be the same again.
The who’s who in the world of vinegar through the ages includes both the well-known such as Louis Pasteur and surprising entries like Aaron Burr. Politics, intrigue and corporate power plays clash with changes in taste and a deepening understanding of chemistry and rapidly-advancing technology.
Learn how vinegar is made and meet the early innovators, food artists, and current global corporate players. And more than that, gain an appreciation for the new breed of artisanal vinegar makers returning vinegar in its many, many forms to kitchens and dining tables of savvy food-lovers seeking more than the generic from life.
Vinegar is known worldwide to be a friend of food. After reading Vinegar — the Eternal Condiment it will be a personal friend as well.
Hardcover, 270 pages.