Vinegar has a long history. It actually has been found in Egyptian Urns dating back to about 3000BC. It was used in many cultures through the ages. There are many varieties of vinegar. Some of them are apple cider, balsamic. cane, distilled, fruit, malt, and rice. It is usually used in food preparation. Uses include pickling, vinaigrettes, and salad dressings. Many marinades contain vinegar. It is also used in ketchups, mustard and mayonnaise. Vinegar usually lasts indefinitely and needs no refrigeration. According to legend, 4 thieves in France during the Black Plague robbed victims of the plague. After they were caught the judge asked how they could touch the victims and not get the plague. They said a medicine woman had given them a portion of garlic soaked in red wine vinegar. It was later called Four Thieves Vinegar. It is still used in New Orleans hoodoo practices.