History of Pickles


Some rumours say that they were the prized secrets for Queen Cleopatra's beauty. Over time they've been craved by a pregnant woman as much as ice cream. They've been immortalized in the words of Shakespeare and the Bible.
By now, it must be clear to you that pickles have been around for centuries, dating as far as 2300 BC, when the Tigris Valley in India pickled cucumbers.
Pickle comes from the German word ‘Pokel’ or the Dutch word ‘Pekel’, which translates to brine or salt, both of which are important to the pickle making process. Throughout history the method of Pickling has been important, being one of the best ways to store food for a long time. Being easy to carry and preserve it fed not the only family in winters but travellers and sailors alike.
Pickles are created by immersing fresh vegetables in saltwater brine until they are considered no longer susceptible to spoilage. The brine, also called pickle juice, is used by some athletes to treat dehydration. They hold a major place in Jewish history, being the staple food for those residing in the cold Eastern European countries. They helped them live through the winter till spring when the new crops were available.
As the Jews migrated, it became a profitable business for them, and today it is served as a complimentary dish at the top Jewish delis. All over the world, every area has its own variety of pickles. Ranging from cauliflower, radishes, cucumbers to asparagus, olives and lemons. Of course in Indian cuisine, Mangoes and Lemons are the major choices for Pickling. They are generally pickled with Oil, Lemon Juice, Vinegar. Pickles are just as important in the Indian Cuisine, were also served as relishes and Chutneys in meals. Some Indian families have their own special recipes for Pickling that have been passed over generations.
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