"Vinegar is totally on trend."
James Martin, Chef and Food Writer
"Everything you ever needed to know about this vital ingredient for good cooking."
"An authoritative compendium on the history, production and benefits of a broad spectrum of vinegars interspersed with recipes."
"A fascinating read with gorgeous recipes."
These are exciting times in the vinegar world as we are seeing a growing interest in vinegars and a recognition of the role acidity plays in cooking. Featured in the pages of this definitive new book, Angela Clutton shows how much can be achieved using just red or white wine vinegar in your cooking, as well as exploring the vast array of vinegars available, including our fruit vinegars. The range of vinegars on the market is expanding rapidly, and you can easily find fruit, herb, sherry, cider, malt, rice, balsamic and many types of red and white wine vinegars on store shelves. The Vinegar Cupboard encourages cooks to have an impressive collection of as many varieties of vinegars as they can fit in their kitchen; this is the book we have long waited for as it shows just how many uses our versatile ingredient has and tells you so much about how to use them and why.
Top quality full colour photography by Polly Webster, info-graphics and flavour wheels enhance the recipes in this collection, ensuring this is a usable and accessible book for all home cooks.
There are around 80 recipes; every one comes with variations of vinegars that can be used to give an understanding of how different vinegars can be interchangeable.
Hardback book, 246 x 189 mm, 288 pages
Take a look inside here.
Angela Clutton is a food writer, food historian and professional cook who has written on food and drink for the Daily Telegraph, the Independent, Country Life and others; she also regularly writes for Borough Market where she is a recipe developer, demonstration cook and host of the hugely popular Borough Market Cookbook Club. Broadcast work includes being the featured food historian on BBC TV's Rip Off Britain, Food and Inside the Factory.
Angela is the co-Chair of The Guild of Food Writers. Her debut book The Vinegar Cupboard won the Jane Grigson Trust Award 2018 and was published on March 7th 2019.
Scallops in Malted Butter Sauce from The Vinegar Cupboard by Angela Clutton.
Photograph by Polly Webster
We recently spoke to Angela to find out more about what inspires her about vinegars in general and Womersley in particular:• What inspired you to write The Vinegar Cupboard? - As I became a more experienced cook, I began to appreciate more and more the absolute importance of acidity in cooking. And from there to fall in love with the sheer breadth of vinegars available, their flavour potential and versatility. Chefs know it, but it bothered me that so many home cooks don't realise what a culinary weapon vinegar is - so I set about trying to fix that!