Bloomsbury to Publish The Vinegar Cupboard Recipes and history of an everyday ingredient by Angela Clutton

Winner of the Jane Grigson Trust Award 2018, this vibrant book discovers how vinegars can be your secret weapon in the kitchen


From food writer and historian Angela Clutton comes The Vinegar Cupboard, demonstrating the many great ways vinegars can be used to balance and enhance flavours, and enable modern cooks to make the most of this ancient ingredient. There aren’t too many ingredients which manage to bring flavour and adaptability to recipes and are actively good for you, but vinegar manages it, and this must-have new book looks at how they have woven their way through culinary and medical history for thousands of years, and highlight the ways we can all benefit from vinegar in our diet.

There is a growing interest in vinegars and a recognition of the role acidity plays in cooking, and within these page, 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. The range of vinegars on the market are expanding rapidly, and you can easily find fruit, herb, sherry, cider, malt, rice, balsamic and many types of red and white wine vinegars (from rioja through to champagne) on your supermarket shelves. The Vinegar Cupboard encourages cooks to have an arsenal of as many varieties of vinegars as they can fit in their kitchen; while we don’t expect everyone to have a vinegar cupboard, we’d like to think this book will encourage a vinegar shelf at least!

Photography, info-graphics and flavour wheels enhance the recipes in this collection, ensuring this is a usable and accessible book for all home cooks.

  • Winner of the Jane Grigson Trust Award 2018, this is Angela Clutton’s debut book
  • A seminal work on vinegar and how it can enhance our food
  • With 80 recipes, this is a comprehensive look at all types of vinegars from across the world
  • Photography, infographics and flavour wheels accompany the recipes and introductory text

“This book is a gem – a guide as well as an inspiration, that gives a thrilling insight into the dazzlingly varied, glorious and intriguing but still hardly known world of vinegars.” -Claudia Roden
“In The Vinegar Cupboard, Angela Clutton has given us everything you ever needed to know about this vital ingredient for good cooking. Her recipes are from every corner of the world and this book belongs on every professional chef’s and any serious cook’s library.” – Ken Hom

Author Biography
Angela Clutton is a food writer and food historian. She has written on food and drink for publications including the Daily Telegraph, the Independent and Country Life; and she has a regular column for Borough Market for whom she is also a recipe writer, demonstration cook and hosts the hugely popular Borough Market Cookbook Club. Television work includes being the featured food historian on BBC TV’s Rip Off Britain, Food. Angela is the Co-Chair of The Guild of Food Writers.

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