Breaking Balsamic: See US writer's potent parody

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An American travel blogger has made a film parody of the hit TV series Breaking Bad based on his experiences of making balsamic vinegar in the northern Emilia-Romagna region. Watch the video here.

Turner Barr, who writes the blog ‘Around the World in 80 Jobs’, has set himself a challenge of trying out 80 jobs while travelling around the world.

In the latest stage of his adventure Barr went to Modena, Italy, where a family taught him how to make traditional balsamic vinegar.

After the first day on the vinegar farm Barr was inspired to create a parody of Breaking Bad, the hit American drama about a chemistry teacher who decides to produce drugs to fund his cancer treatment and provide for his family.

But while in the original series protagonists Walter White and his protege Jesse Pinkman dedicate themselves to producing pure crystal meth, Barr instead chronicles the making of balsamic vinegar at its best.   

“Their [the family’s] devotion to the purity of traditional balsamic and the stark contrast between traditional balsamic that comes from the Emilia-Romagna region and the regular, over-the-counter street shit, reminded me of one of my favourite TV shows: Breaking Bad,” writes Barr on his blog. 

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To cap it all, the father of the family was even a chemistry teacher, just like Walter White. Judge for yourself and watch the video clip below.

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