Almost everyone loves pickles. So let’s celebrate with one or two pickles. Why?
November 14 is National Pickle Day.
Pickles have been a popular food since 2030 B.C. when they were imported from India to the Tigris Valley and were first preserved and eaten as pickles.
In ancient Egypt, people ate pickles not only for their nutritional value and because they were thought to enhance beauty. Cleopatra attributed her good looks to her full diet of pickles. Centuries later, Napoleon believed that pickles offered health benefits for his armies, so he offered a huge cash prize to anyone who was able to preserve them safely.
A pickle is such a versatile vegetable that it can be eaten as a condiment, snack, or side dish.
Soured cucumbers are commonly used in a variety of dishes such as pickle-stuffed meatloaf, potato salad, tuna salad or chicken salad or eaten alone as an appetizer.
Pickles are sometimes served alone as festival foods, often on a stick.
SNIP: The easiest way to make pickles is to show this to a cucumber.