Grilled Sweet & Spicy Pickles Recipe

Grill those garden cukes, toss em in a pickling jar
May 29, 2014 12:00 pm

World champion pitmaster Chris Lilly makes us wish we lived in Alabama, where he heads the grill at Decatur's Big Bob Gibson's Bar-B-Cue. His new book, Fire and Smoke: A Pitmaster's Secrets is full of the knowledge you'll need to finish first in this season-long grilling contest. Yup, it's a contest. Win it with something really innovative, like these grilled sweet and spicy pickles.

How To Make Pickled Beets

Make your own pickled beets in five easy steps
Nov 25, 2013 1:00 pm

For a relatively common recipe, pickled beets have a surprising amount of lore, and there are more ways of making them than one would expect. After a lot of experimentation, I came up with this recipe, which uses an initial boil to tamp down the beet flavor, then hits the veggies with a one-two wallop of brown sugar and apple cider vinegar. The spicy fall flavors make it perfect for this time of year. Check out this foolproof step-by-step guide. 

Let Me Count The Ways I Love Pickles

Southern chef on his first encounter with greatness
Oct 2, 2013 9:00 am

There was this one time when we shared some drinks with Oxford, Mississippi chef/restaurateur John Currence and somehow portions of the conversation ended up in an interview. It was one of the best we’ve ever run. The point? Get this man talking and exciting things happen. To get this man writing? Well, you’ve got yourself a page-turner. Here's an excerpt from his new book, Pickles, Pigs & Whiskey, and a bread and butter pickles recipe

Our 15 Sourest, Pickled and Fermentastic Stories

C'mon, pucker up to this tongue-curling food trend
Jun 21, 2013 1:01 pm

We were inspired by a slew of stories dedicated to all things tart, fermented, pickled and otherwise made nice and sour (particularly this one from Slate — we're salivating). As it happens, we also have a ton of coverage on yogurt, pickles, kombucha, kimchi, kraut, vinegar and more, and as a result, we're currently discussing who will be pickling what this weekend.

Why You Should Be Pickling Your Watermelon Rinds

Yet another great reason to buy a whole watermelon
Jun 10, 2013 12:01 pm
pickled watermelon rind recipe

Nobody knows pickles quite like Southerners do, which is why we were so happy to get our hands on Southern Living magazine's new cookbook, Little Jars, Big Flavors. This little book has over a hundred big recipes for pickling all of spring and summer's sweet and savory bounty, plus ideas on how to serve them.

What Is A Cornichon?

About that tiny French pickle we pop like candy
Jun 5, 2013 1:31 pm

If you're at all a fan of pickles, we can only hope you've discovered the cornichon. These miniscule, extra-tart French pickles are: 1. adorable; 2. absolutely delicious; and 3. very useful. All about this one-bite wonder after the jump. 

Pickled Mustard Seeds Are A Sandwich's New Best Friend

My favorite new mustard? Non-mustard
Mar 13, 2013 11:31 am

I discovered something amazing on a recent trip to 'wichcraft's kitchen headquarters in NYC's Meatpacking District: the pickled mustard seeds that compliment the tomato relish on their famous meatloaf sandwich. No squirting of ketchup and/or mustard here. We're keeping it classy, thanks. The recipe and a few ideas after the jump. 

Why Is Sushi Ginger Pink?

Gari, the sushi accoutrement that's pickled pink
Feb 21, 2013 2:31 pm

Thanks to our 12 Sushi Commandments, you know how and why to eat gari, the pickled ginger that comes with your sushi. Ever wonder why some of it sports a pink tint and some a more natural-looking beige? Prepare to be amazed.


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