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November 14 is National Pickle Day

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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.

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h/t  Squiggley

 

SNIP: The easiest way to make pickles is to show this to a cucumber.

» 10 Comments

  1. Mr.Pinko

    November 14th, 2012

    Everyday we’re in a pickle!

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  2. Xavier

    November 14th, 2012

    I grow the little cukes on trellises so they don’t curl and make Lime Pickles. You cannot believe how good they are; they’re so popular people ask for them as Christmas presents. Damn now my mouth’s watering for some…

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  3. Doc

    November 14th, 2012

    I don’t want a pickle….I just wanna ride my MOTORSICKLE!

    Ha! I beat Chalupa to it!

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  4. AbigailAdams

    November 14th, 2012

    I love pickles! My favorite brand is “Bubbies” (made in Canada). They’re fresh pickled in a simple brine of salt and water. I could eat a whole jar of ‘em.

    Xavier, I want your recipe for lime pickles.

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  5. Pickled Liver

    November 14th, 2012

    I am offended by this article and will immediately contact CAIP. The center for Amerikan Islamic Pickles and see if I can get them to boycott …. or something!

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  6. RANDO

    November 14th, 2012

    I remember those giant dill pickles they used to sell at carnivals, etc. One was all you needed!

    A friend’s sister cans homemade bread-and-butter pickles from time to time- some of my favorites.

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  7. kono

    November 14th, 2012

    We’ve had two recent National Pickle days…one in 08 and one last week.

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  8. spymyeyes

    November 14th, 2012

    ewwwwwww,

    When I opened the link at the bottom of this page that was meant for cucumbers I almost spit my soda everywhere!

    I thought halloween was over alrady?

    Will you PLEASE stop these unwarrented attacks against my stomache!

    At the VERY least please post a warning before the link…..like this:

    DANGER, do NOT click this link if you are eating, have heart problems, are a man, scare easy,or even breathing because insane wookies are very scary!

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  9. norman einstein

    November 14th, 2012

    I have it on good authority that Hillary Clinton has cornered the cucumber market.
    Just sayin’…

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  10. Death_By_Farts

    November 14th, 2012

    Every one of those pickles voted to re-elect Obama.

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