Today isn’t so much about the pickle as it is about pickling, the act of turning say a cucumber into what we think of as a pickle! Pickling is the act of soaking vegetables into a brine flavored with herbs and spices to save it for later use. Pickling has been around since at least 2,400 BC in India and not limited to cucumbers only but including nearly every vegetable ever grown. However, cucumbers are what we commonly think of as pickles and are enjoyed in numerous different fashions and styles. Today has been celebrated since 1949.
How to celebrate – Name as many pickles as you can. Learn how to pickle your own vegetables. See how many different things you can pickle.