Pickles of All Kinds
Source: Vintage Recipe Information from Old Time Pickling and Spicing Recipes - Florence Brobeck (c. 1953)
To most people, pickles mean cucumbers
preserved in a salty or sweet vinegar mixture. But the term
has a much broader use in cookery, where combinations of
cucmbbers, onions, other vegetables, and fruits, variously
assorted, in flavored vinegars are called pickles.
These sour, spicy foods have always been favorites on
American tables. The fact that so many good ones are avail-
able at the grocery store need not keep a homemaker from
putting up a few jars of pickles every summer. Homemade
pickles have a quality difficult to duplicate by the big can-
ners. Hence the popularity of small-kitchen canners
"home picklers, who sell their favorites through specialty
grocers, by mail order, and in gift shops.
The recipes that follow are selected from many parts of the coun-
try where good cookery is legend. Some of them are
Southern recipes; several are New England, and the Penn-
sylvania Dutch and ohio pickles are here too.