What is the Difference Between Sweet Pickles and Bread and Butter Pickles?

Who knew there were so many types of pickle? According to the Pickle Primer by Pickle Packers International, there are four main categories of pickle, with countless variations. Pickles are often produced...

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Calling all pickle freaks

Pantry Party
by Pantry Party 10 years ago

Pickles. Right now the little pickling cukes are very plentiful at the market, so these are what I'm focusing on at the moment. I'm very curious to find out from experienced pickle-makers (not q...

reusing pickle brine, either commercially bought or homemade?

by Madrid 6 years ago

I'm making pickles and following the home cooking dish of the month thread, but I'm wondering about reusing pickle brine. I've read some recipes that include the pickles and also some of the bri...

Tartine's Spicy Carrots

by Sixy Beast 15 years ago

Tartine Bakery, 600 Guerrero Street @ 18th San Francisco, CA 94110, 415 487 2600 I just tried Tartine's spicy pickled carrot accompaniment to a take out croque monsieur yesterday. A not too cr...

Bubbie's Pickles

by Kim Shook 18 years ago

I got a jar of these at my supermarket. Supposedly they are famous and award winning. They smell wonderful, but I was disappointed in the texture. They weren't crisp at all. Kind of flabby? Ha...

Need Recipe: Chinese Pickled Carrots

by ThePontificator 4 years ago

Decades ago I had a recipe for "Chinese Pickled Carrots" (refrigerator pickles). I only made it once and unfortunately lost the recipe. It called for cutting into matchsticks a vast quantity of...

great half sour pickles? Schorr's?

by 1newyorkguy 8 years ago

Anyone know of any in town? I used to get Batampte and would get satisfied..they seemed to go downhill though and most batches were borderline "gone bad", soft, off-tasting. Then I found Scho...

Pickles Safety Query

by Bada Bing 9 years ago

I guess this isn't exactly a home cooking issue, but here it goes: I just opened a jar of Nathan's Kosher Pickle Halves that has been sitting a month or two in the pantry since purchase. On open...


by whoopdido 9 years ago

I'm very fond of cornichons, which, if you don't know, are essentially pickled gherkins flavored with tarragon. There might be some other spices as well but basically they're small, crisp and tart...

Pickles from The Bear Pit?

by susannicorn 4 years ago

Does ANYONE know where The Bear Pit restaurant in Mission Hills gets their pickles? I would pay good money for a jar of my own.

Pickled eggplant?

by dumoyer2 4 years ago

Bought a jar of Vietnamese pickled eggplant (white and about the size of a small ping pong ball. I tried one and it seemed tough skinned. Any suggestions on how to serve this?


by valadelphia 4 years ago

My husband bought me some amba in Israel. He said the large jar was unrefrigerated, but the small jar he requested was in the cooler. He flew home to US with it. I imagine the acidity makes it okay...

What to do with a can of pickled jalapenos?

by nuttie_cat 11 years ago

I have a can of pickled jalapenos sitting in my kitchen for more than a year now! How can I best use it up fast? Any vegetarian suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

Ba-Tampte Pickles in the San Gabriel Valley?

by foodiejb 6 years ago

Anyone know where I can find Ba-Tampte brand half sour or kosher dill pickles in the San Gabriel Valley? Thanks.

good giardiniera

by chuck d 16 years ago

who do you think has the best giardiniera, and does anyone have a recipe?

Giardiniera YYC

by Scary Bill 4 years ago

Anyone know where, if at all, to get Chicago style giardiniera in Calgary, to save me the effort of making it? Tks.

McClure's Pickles now at Cost Plus World Market

by soupçon 5 years ago

If you are as fond of McClure's pickles (especially the Spicy and Sweet Chips) you'll want to know they are now available at Cost Plus World Market in San Francisco. I got hooked on McClures aft...

Fermented Dill P:ickles, can they be canned and processed?

by Danybear 4 years ago

I want to try making fermented dill pickles, but making just a few isn't worth it. If I make a crock full, can they be jarred, sealed and processed once they are fermented?

Deep Fried Pickles!!! Where are they?

by starvin 13 years ago

I've recently been craving deep fried pickles from my university days...I have yet to find them in Toronto, or the GTA. Can any of the "Chowhounds" help me out?

Looking for jars of Putter's Dill pickles

by mskatsam 4 years ago

I am looking to purchase several jars of Putter's dill pickles. I live in downtown Torpnto. I am willing to travel to GTA if necessary. I have a vehicle. Anyone know where they might be found...