Celebrate National Pickle Day November 14
Mark your calendar for November 14 to celebrate National Pickle Day with Fat Mama’s Award Winning Fire and Ice Pickles. Be one of the more than 250 million people who love pickles by cracking open a jar and enjoying pickles like 67% of US households.
Pickling vegetables has been around for thousands of years with the cucumber being the one that most people associate with the word pickle. Cleopatra liked pickles for beauty attributes while Napoleon that them to be highly nutritious.
In 1492 sailors brought pickles with them on excursions from Europe to ward off scurvy and introduced them to North America. By the 17th century, areas in the New York area were farmed for cucumbers and then pickled for kosher dills.
The term pickle is derived from the dutch word pekel which actually means brine. Pickles come in so many varieties and can be sour, tart, sweet and/or spicy. Because of this versatility, pickles are served with many different kinds of dishes such as:
- hot dogs
- bbq meats
- egg, tuna or potato salad
- pimento cheese
- cream cheese
- deviled eggs
- Bloody Mary