Discover how Brooklyn Chef Patrick Connolly and his family find adventure with food | Watch the 3rd episode ›

Home Cooking

What exactly is pickling?


Home Cooking 5

What exactly is pickling?

thursday | Feb 28, 2013 08:55 PM

Alright, I'm swallowing my embarrassment to finally ask the question I've google searched more times than I'd care to admit... I know what pickling is in terms of canning (soaking in brine/vinegar with spices for long-term storage), but I keep seeing chefs on Chopped say that they're going to pickle the beets, or pickle the onions, which to my definition, would take months. Is it just cooking in vinegar until soft?

Want to stay up to date with this post?

Recommended From Chowhound