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The Wonderful World Of Pickles

Cucumber pickles are for amateurs. There's a wide range of wild and awesome pickles.

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So, the standard is the cucumber.

But Cucumis sativus is not the only pickleable entity in the world. Basically anything can be pickled. And if it can be be done, why not do it, right? Essentially, pickling is just a way to preserve food by holding it in a solution so acidic that most bacteria won't survive.

Let's start with some standards

How about a little more exotic

Pickled Okra!

simplyrecipes.com

As a Southerner, pickled okra isn't too exotic for me, but I can see why someone would be a little afraid of a pickled slightly fuzzy seed-filled pod. But, really, it's delicious.

Here's a recipe.

And.....

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