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30 secret ingredients professional chefs swear by

Lovefood Logo By Debra Waters of Lovefood | Slide 3 of 31: Another common chef ingredient, balsamic vinegar's sweet-sour essence adds a kick to dishes. It can be used as a sticky glaze, in dressings and marinades, and adds tang to steak sauces. In restaurants it’s also frequently drizzled over berries and ice cream or used in other dessert dishes.

Balsamic vinegar

Another common chef ingredient, balsamic vinegar's sweet-sour essence adds a kick to dishes. It can be used as a sticky glaze, in dressings and marinades, and adds tang to steak sauces. In restaurants it’s also frequently drizzled over berries and ice cream or used in other dessert dishes.

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