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A culinary seasoning made by steeping the young shoots and leaves of tarragon in wine vinegar.
- ‘Our salads were pretty rather than special, though the appearance of tarragon vinegar and virgin olive oil on the table was a welcome change.’
- ‘It also gives its name to tarragon vinegar, one of the best-known flavoured vinegars.’
- ‘In a saucepan, heat the shallot and tarragon vinegar and reduce until almost dry.’
- ‘My only misgiving is the lack of a piquant note to balance the richness - mustard, or capsicum, or cornichon - perhaps even Fritz's ubiquitous tarragon vinegar.’
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