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“Taking Pickles Out of the Afterthought Aisle”

From the NY Times: THE typical habitat for the Vlasic brand character, the stork, is of course in the pickle aisle, where he perches on the labels of kosher dills and sweet gherkins. But Monday he began migrating to … Continue reading

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Enter: The Pickleback

Although no one is sure where the Pickleback came from, the actual term Pickleback was introduced by New York bartender Reggie Cunningham in 2007.  In his original recipe, Cunningham used a shot of Old Crow bourbon and a shot of … Continue reading

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Did you know…America was named after a pickle salesman?

It’s true, Amerigo Vespucci—for whom this country was named—was a pickle peddler. As a chandler, it was his business to sell sails,ropes, and other supplies to sailing ships. This included the scurvy remedy, vitamin-c rich pickled vegetables. In 1492 more … Continue reading

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“Pickle Juice” can even melt snow…

See the full story here: by Nick Carbone If there ever was a sign that we’ve had more than enough snow this winter, here it is. Bergen County, New Jersey administrators found themselves in quite a pickle this winter. … Continue reading

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Poor man’s martini or just plain delicious?

Pickle Martini 2 oz gin 1 tbsp dry vermouth 2 tbsp pickle juice 1 sweet pickle Add liquid ingredients to a martini shaker half-filled with cracked ice. Shake. Strain into a martini glass. Garnish with sweet pickle

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Pickles aren’t just for eating. They also fight for justice!

Pickle jar, customers help subdue robber in store By Georgia Pabst of the Journal Sentinel Jan. 5, 2011 An armed man who tried to rob the L&A Food Market at 2631 W. Vliet St. and fired a shot Tuesday afternoon … Continue reading

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A whole new way to eat sandwich-cut pickles

Pickled Stuffed Meatloaf 2 eggs 1/2 cup flavored dry breadcrumbs 1/3 cup milk 1/2 cup minced onions 1 teaspoon each dried oregano and basil 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper 2 pounds lean ground beef 4 slices mozzarella cheese 6 … Continue reading

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America Loves Pickles!

Americans consume more than 9 pounds of pickles per person annually. More than 67 percent of all households eat pickles, purchasing pickles every 53 days. source: Pickle Packers International

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