National Vinegar Day:
Celebrated on November 1st every year.
|2019||November 1st||Friday||United States|
|2020||November 1st||Sunday||United States|
|2021||November 1st||Monday||United States|
Why National Vinegar Day?
National Vinegar Day is celebrated to recognize and acknowledge the importance of Vinegar in our day to day life. Vinegar is the earliest preservative which is in use since 5000 B.C.
Vinegar is an alcoholic liquid prepared by fermentation. The word is derived from French Vin(wine) and aigre(sour). It is mainly used as a food preservative. It is also used as a flavoring agent in dressings and marinades. It is also used as a cleaning agent, pesticide and medicine.
How to celebrate National Vinegar Day?
- Firstly share the health benefits of vinegar, its uses in the kitchen as a flavoring agent as well as a cleaning agent on social media using hashtag # NationalVinegarDay.
- Observe the day by preparing salad dressings, vinaigrettes, etc. with newer vinegar varieties and enjoying with family members.
- National Vinegar Day can be celebrated by pickle lovers who can gather to try their hands on new varieties of Pickles.
- Take a note of home remedies that uses vinegar so that they can be used later when needed.
- Kids can do some simple science experiments using vinegar-like volcanoes, rockets, etc.
- Prepare the Strawberry Balsamic Sangria at home with the recipe below and enjoy it chilled to refresh yourself!
2 cups sliced strawberries
¼ cup sugar or 3tbsp maple syrup
1 bottle chilled Garnacha or Pinot Noir
¼ cup brandy or port
1 large orange
1 finely Sliced lemon
2 cups chilled prosecco
¼ cup strawberry balsamic
Mint leaves for Garnish
- Macerate the sliced strawberries in balsamic and sugar solution for an hour to bring out the sweetness from strawberry.
- Pour in the brandy and wine and squeeze in juice of ½ orange.
- Thinly slice the other half of the orange and add it to the above mix along with the lemon rounds.
- Refrigerate for 2 hours.
- When ready to serve add this mix with chilled prosecco and ice in a pitcher glass. If you prefer less alcohol add Seltzer water in place of prosecco.
- Garnish with slice of strawberry and mint leaves.
Interesting Facts on National Vinegar Day:
- Vinegar can be prepared from any food that contains natural sugars. In the first stage, the yeast ferments these sugars into alcohol and in the second stage certain types of bacteria convert this alcohol into vinegar.
- The main chemical compound in vinegar is acetic acid which gives its distinct tart taste.
- There are more than a dozen varieties of vinegar produced. But the most commonly used ones in the U.S. are white vinegar and cider vinegar. Some other types used in American kitchens are Red wine vinegar, White wine vinegar, rice wine vinegar, and Balsamic vinegar.
Uses of Vinegar:
-As a preservative in ketchup, mustard sauce, mayonnaise, barbecue sauce, etc.
-As a flavoring agent in salad dressings, vinaigrettes, marinades, etc.
-For medical treatments and home remedies.
– In certain foods like sushi rice, fried rice, etc.
– Also commonly used as a cleaning agent in households
-Used in gardening as pest control.
Also used in making certain beverages like Strawberry Balsamic Sangria, Blackberry Ginger Sangria, Pink Grapefruit Billili, etc.
History of National Vinegar Day:
Origin of this day is unknown.