Talk:Vinegar

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 Definition A dilute form of acetic acid used in the kitchen and elsewhere. [d] [e]

This is an interesting article for the citizendium pilot because it encompasses many fields and is about a common item known the world over. The wikipedien version (at the time of the fork) offers an outline of the article that may be useful, and that I have retained, but a text that is not only choppy, but filled with "do it yourself" advice on using vinegar in the kitchen, laundry room and medicine chest. Statements are generally either unreferenced or poorly referenced, and consist of a hodgepodge of news items that somebody noticed had the word "vinegar" in them. The problem with this is that, at least in terms of medical uses, vinegar is one of those items that has been used as a cure-all for centuries. It is important to give that information, but not confuse historical uses or desperate unproven uses with established knowledge about the substance. Vinegar is a major culinary item and, as a weak organic acid, does have a myriad of recognized uses. This could be a great article that ties in with several workgroups. Nancy Sculerati MD 09:50, 11 January 2007 (CST)