Get ready Charlottesville to learn something new. Monticello is offering a vinegar making class on November 12, 2011 from 9:30 to 11:30 am. Reservations are required.
From the Monticello website:
“Vinegar was an integral ingredient in various Jefferson-family recipes, and there’s more to vinegar, translated literally as “sour wine,” than salad dressing. Most people are unaware of the rich traditions of using vinegar in cooking, as a food preservative, and even as a wholesome beverage. As well, making vinegar at home is quite simple. Join wine-maker and master chef Gabriele Rausse in reviewing the basic principles of vinegar-making, and then learn how to use it in preparing vegetables and meat and in concocting delicious aromatized dressings. This workshop is two hours long.”
What a great workshop for learning to use vinegar for cooking through the holiday season. I keep reading more and more about the health properties of vinegar and I am also thinking “great homemade gift idea.”
Also, be sure to check out the Wreath making classes at Monticello in December.