Aged balsamic vinegar is a tasty elixir that goes great with cheese, vegetables and even fruit, but it can also be very expensive. Here's how you can transform cheap supermarket balsamic into tasting like the stuff that's been aged for decades. Photo by Andreas Levers.
In their book Kitchen Hacks, America's Text Kitchen shares a clever trick you'll want to remember the next time you're having a dinner party. Take a 1/3 cup of cheap balsamic vinegar, add about a tablespoon of sugar and a tablespoon of port, then reduce it in a saucepan until it thickens up. You'll have a mixture that tastes almost identical to the real thing, and you'll save yourself some serious money.