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    Too much vinegar in coleslaw

    I was given some coleslaw after a party. My husband and I tasted it and it has WAY too much vinegar for our tastes. Is there anything I can add to tone down that vinegar taste?

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    I will add white sugar when that happens. Go easy until you get the right taste. Everybody has a different vinegar taste level. Mine is 0. Can't stand the stuff.

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    Drain it well and toss it with a few tablespoons of cream or mayonnaise. Some vinegars can be too acidic. Try a mellow aged vinegar, or a red wine vinegar that's been standing for a year or one of the more expensive bottles (never buy a store brand). The quality of vinegar really makes all the difference, but still it's an acquired taste.

    For the best vinegar, sometimes I purposely leave the cork off a bottle of wine for a few hours, then put the bottle on the shelf for a year. It helps if you have a "mother" in an old vinegar bottle to add to get the process started of turning the wine into vinegar. The mother is a blob that forms in the wine that turns it to vinegar. If you save this from batch to batch to innoculate new wine, you can get the process started more quickly.

    Some wines won't turn because they contain sulphites. If you're going to try this, make sure the contents of the bottle don't contain any sulphites, and look for a decent quality French wine that's fruity. It works for both red or white wines. Try both. But you'll have to plan at least 5-6 months ahead of your salad. :)

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    You're welcome! Nice to have you with us :)

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    ImissTexas52.. you are going to learn a ton of stuff here. This is the best site out there. I was just on another so called cooking site and the language was offensive. I'm here to learn to cook not to swear. Your hanging out with a bunch of classy cooks that know what they are doing..welcome

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