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gonejahman t1_j7rn6ke wrote

Wait until you find out about pickles and cucumbers


jamescookenotthatone t1_j7rt1nr wrote

The hard part is inflating the pickles into cucumbers.


[deleted] t1_j7s5vc7 wrote

Oh! This’ll be the fourth time I get to explain this on Reddit!

Cucumbers can be pickled, but the pickles you’re used to are actually separate varieties, not just small cucumbers. A raw pickle (like the california bush pickle for example) doesn’t actually taste the same as a cucumber, in my opinion.


Fearless-Golf-8496 t1_j7s6t8c wrote

Gherkins, you mean? I believe they're what's known as 'dill pickles' in the US.


[deleted] t1_j7s7hlo wrote

There’s a whole bunch of different varieties, gherkin is one. I’m actually pretty sure dill pickles are gherkins pickled with dill specifically, but I’m already the nerd correcting people about cucumbers vs pickles and I don’t need to get weirder right now.


Fearless-Golf-8496 t1_j7s7yu8 wrote

We only get the gherkins in the UK, but that might be because we tend to go more for chutneys than pickled vegetables. We have pickled gherkins, pickled beetroot and pickled onions, and that's about it.


totoropoko t1_j7s3g81 wrote

As a non-american I am always amazed at what passes for a pickle here (though I admit it is technically a pickle since it's made the same way as other pickles)


Sea_no_evil t1_j7s20wd wrote

Or cauliflower and brussels sprouts.


ZhouDa t1_j7shy1y wrote

Screw Brassica Oleracea. The only good product to come out of the wild mustard plant is cabbage.