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Ask Me Anything (Office Hours)

Dan Marek - Ask Me Anything (Office Hours)

This event was on Tuesday, March 12, 2024 at 11:00 am Pacific, 2:00 pm Eastern

Join Chef Dan Marek in his virtual office as he welcomes all of your questions. This event was created for you and we encourage you to Ask Anything – from cooking techniques to cours… Read More.



I made the balsamic reduction 75% as directed. It became syrupy when sat in a bowl of hot water; however, when used on a salad it became toffee like. Can I mix in more of the same balsamic to fix it?

— Linda Ellis


You can use the balsamic, um, but just do it very lightly. In fact, I would, I might even recommend a touch of water. Um, and depending on how much you've made, just add slow slowly to it, right? So you can add a little balsamic or a little bit of water, try to teaspoon a time and then whisk it a little bit, you know, till you get the thickness that you're looking for. And that'll actually be fine. That's, it's very common. Um, if you have a reduction, you know, once it starts to cool off that it starts to solid up a little bit. Um, so adding a little bit of water, or in this case, if you wanna add a little bit more balsamic to it, just to whisk it in, just do it very slowly to start out. Um, and whisk as you go.
Dan Marek

Dan Marek

Director of Plant-Based Culinary & Dev