Eat some Piccalilli in Picadilly Circus. You guessed it, this word of the day hails from Great Britain. We can speculate on the origins of this whimsically spelled word (always an amusing pastime with those Brits)—perhaps it comes from the phrase “Pick a lily,” or “Pickle-ily.” We’re going with the latter, because piccalilli is made of pickled vegetables.
Similar to the concept of American relish, this side dish’s main ingredient is pickled cauliflower, which may be mixed with other vegetables. Piccalilli has a signature bright yellow color, which it gets from a combination of mustard and turmeric, and commonly accompanies meats like sausage, bacon or ham. Piccalilli might even find its way onto your breakfast plate.
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