Harry Rosenblum and Michael Harlan Turkell have a lot in common: they both host weekly shows on Heritage Radio Network (Feast Yr Ears and The Food Seen, respectively), they both LOVE Sumo Wrestling (they co-host the event Sumo Stew), and now they both have books about vinegar debuting in August!

Join us as we celebrate the release of Vinegar Revival: Artisanal Recipes for Brightening Dishes and Drinks with Homemade Vinegars by Harry Rosenblum and Acid Trip: Travels in the World of Vinegar by Michael Harlan Turkell at The Brooklyn Kitchen. Harry and Michael will share stories and recipes, and both books will be available for purchase. Beer will be provided by our friends at Lagunitas Brewing Company.

This event is free and open to the public, though a suggested donation of $10 to Heritage Radio Network is greatly appreciated!

MORE INFO ON VINEGAR REVIVAL:

The next frontier in fermenting and home brewing is vinegar: the essential ingredient for enhancing your home cooking. Just about everyone has at least one bottle of vinegar in the pantry, but not many realize how much better the homemade kind tastes—the flavor is incomparable. And it’s easy make; all you need is a bottle of your favorite alcoholic beverage, a starter (or mother of vinegar), and a few weeks of hands-off time.

Vinegar Revival shows you how to use homemade or store-bought vinegar–made from apple cider, beer, wine, fruit scraps, herbs, and more–to great effect with more than 50 recipes. Here are drinks and cocktails (Strawberry Rhubarb Shrub, Switchel, and Mint Vinegar Julep), pickles (Cured Grapes and Pickled Whole Garlic), sauces and vinaigrettes (Roasted Hot Sauce and Miso-Ginger Dressing), mains and sides (Saucy Piquant Pork Chops and Roasted Red Cabbage), and dessert (Vinegar Pie and Balsamic Ice Cream). Whether you want to experiment with home brewing or just add a little zing to your meals, Vinegar Revival demystifies the process of making and tasting vinegar.

MORE INFO ON ACID TRIP:

In Acid Trip, Michael Harlan Turkell takes readers on a fascinating journey through the world of vinegar. An avid maker of vinegars at home, Turkell traveled throughout North America, France, Italy, Austria, and Japan to learn about vinegar-making practices in places where the art has evolved over centuries. This richly narrated cookbook includes recipes from leading chefs including Daniel Boulud, Barbara Lynch, Michael Anthony, April Bloomfield, Massimo Bottura, Sean Brock, and many others. Dishes range from simple to sophisticated and include Fried Eggs with a Spoonful of Vinegar, Sweet & Sour Peppers, Balsamic Barbecued Ribs, Poulet au Vinaigre, Tomato Tarragon Shrub, and even Vinegar Pie. Turkell also details methods for making your own vinegars with bases as varied as wine, rice, apple cider, and honey. Featuring lush color photographs by the author, Acid Trip is a captivating story of an obsession and an indispensable reference for any food lover who aspires to make and cook with the best ingredients.

Photo by Max Flatow Photography.