This is pretty MPSIMS, but it probably belongs here.
You only notice these things after a while. I bought a new bottle of sherry vinegar the other day and noticed how many bottles of vinegar I have in the cupboard. It’s getting out of control. I’ve been looking for sherry vinegar since my last bottle got down to the sludgy must, but whilst supermarkets these days have a staggering assortment of vinegars, sherry’s not amongst them. The only sherry vinegars I’ve seen recently have been the $80 varieties in those yuppie shops that reassure me that I’m not as out of touch with reality as most of their customers must be.
Back home with the sensible sherry vinegar, I counted:
[ul][li]red wine[/li][li]tarragon[/li][li]Thai rice vinegar. [/li][li]Japanese rice vinegar[/li][li]Another sort of Japanese rice vinegar that came with a sushi-making kit. IIRC, you are supposed to use this type for handling the sticky sushi rice so you can attach it to the fish without any grains getting undisciplined. :rolleyes: [/li][li]Balsamic vinegar. Mainly good for strawberries IMHO. Too sweet and unsubtle for just about anything else. Maybe I’m too much of a tightarse to buy the good stuff. Or maybe I’m just sick of its overuse. Come to think of it, it is nice with parmesan.[/li][li]White vinegar. Useful here and there, but mainly for cleaning the coffee machine.[/li]Malt vinegar. For chips (I understand you call these freedom fries) and cockle-type things. Those who hold this to be low class don’t know what they’re missing.[/ul]I looked at the bottles and felt nothing except a need to buy and find a use for cider vinegar. I may have a problem.