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That's a Pickle - really, really good stuff!

From: Alicia
Sent on: Monday, June 11, 2012 8:43 AM

Hi Foodies,

It appears we're having a slow time finding takers for the pickling class. Maybe a bit more information will inspire a few of you to sign up.

But first an Wikipedia entry on pickling, which is an ancient method of preserving food with salt and acid:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pickling

 

For this class we are going to make the following:

 

Giardiniera - an Italian mix of summer vegetables, first brined and then marinated in spices and olive oil. This is an excellent condiment for meat or cheese sandwiches, a relish tray, in salads, etc. It's really delicious and you'll love it!

 

Preserved Lemons - a Middle Eastern ingredient that you can use for numerous dishes. It is always good to have some preserved lemons on hand, and I will give you lots of information on how to use them!

 

Garlic Pickles - This being a pickling class and all... we should actually pickle some small cucumbers. Mixed with garlic, these pickles are amazingly flavorful and not like anything you might have had out of a store-bought jar.

 

Pickled Sweet Peppers - Not only beautiful but delicious, too! You can use these pickled peppers in omelets, salads, on sandwiches and more!

 

Pickled Beets - Cooked beets marinated with spices turn into a delicacy that almost resembles candy: sweet and savory both, these beets can be eaten straight up, in salads or as an accompaniment to a hearty meal.

 

Lunch! You will be served a delicious lunch about halfway through the class. I will try to incorporate some of the goodies we are making so you can get a preview of what you'll be taking home!

 

And speaking of home - of course every participant takes home jars of the bounty we created. Recipes will be posted here in the Pages section.

 

So do not delay - sign up today!

 

Deliciously,

Alicia

 

 

 

 

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