Balsamico! is a wonderful book by food author Pamela Sheldon Johns. A “must have”, if you are into authentic italian ingredients. Nothing to do with the balsamico sold in supermarkets, which is a cheap colored dark brown liquid full of chemicals. It’s a book about “aceto balsamico tradizionale”, a revered treasure, so important to Italian tradition that it is regulated by a very complex law and can be made only in Modena or Reggio Emilia. In her book, Pamela chooses and features only a couple of BEST “aceto balsamico tradizionale” producers and Mariangela Montanari of Gustiamo’s Ca dal Non is among them!
On the topic of Acetaia Ca Dal Non, a while ago I happened to notice this lovely and funny post (click here for the post): A young American kid goes all the way to Modena to visit the Acetaia Ca dal Non and buy his father a bottle of the precious liquid for his birthday. It’s a beautiful place to visit, as Erik says and his pictures show. But, if you don’t plan to go there soon, buy the “aceto balsamico tradizionale” made by Mariangela @ gustiamo and read everything about it on Pamela’s book. What a perfect gift combination, this would be. Enjoy!!!