My Russian great-grandmother was famous throughout the small town in which she lived for her amazing pickles. She learned the recipe from her mother.
Without refrigerators, people had to innovate to make their vegetables last throughout the long, difficult winters and they pickled everything! During our year of lockdown, there was a resurgence of pickling, a “COVID canning craze” if you will, that introduced a whole new generation to the art of pickling.
My mother’s family has been making pickles for a century and there’s really nothing saltier, spicier or more rewarding than biting