Believe it or not, this site is not really just about pickles. We are also interested in preserving stories about people, culture and history in relation to the pickling process. (As a matter of fact, Just Pickles, the pickle store in video above is no longer in business but their place in our hearts is definitely preserved.)
Most of us know
that there are cucumber-based pickles such as sour, half-sour, sweet, and
dill. But there are also thousands of different types of pickles that come
from places all over the world - including sauerkraut, chutney, and kimchee.
Werner Schadl, the owner of Lancelot restaurant, serves fresh sauerkraut at Oktoberfest in Vail, Colorado.
The history of pickling goes back
thousands of years and is central to many cultures including Asia, the
Middle East, Russia, and of course America. The
Pickle Club is
about learning a little more about the world and different cultures
through pickle-making and pickled things, such as fruit and other
For instance, did you know that one of The Pickle Club's main
characters, Tomo Tsukemono, is from Japan? His last name comes from the
Japanese word for pickle, "tsuke." "Mono," means "thing," so if you
were to translate his last name directly from Japanese, it means
pickled-thing. Tsukemono is usually any vegetable that is pickled. It is served with Japanese meals as a side dish.
We believe there is a lot to be learned
about life through the intracies of the pickling process and we plan to
have fun along the way! And of course, there will be moments of just
sheer silly pickle humor so please bear with us.
We hope you will be
surprised at the amount of
information there is to share and learn about pickled items. As a matter of fact, we're learning
with you, so this is a fun way to inform each other about a
subject that is close to so many of our hearts.
site is a project that will continue to grow and mature, much like a
pickle in the fermentation process. We thank you for being a part
of this important growth period. With your help, we can make this site informative,
entertaining and hopefully educational.