Which Contains Far Too Many Confusions...

otheng otheng at kinghenry8.coventry.sch.uk
Mon Apr 2 10:06:52 EDT 2001

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From: <JOdel at aol.com>
Subject: Re: Which Contains Far Too Many Confusions...

> In a message dated 3/27/01 5:00:58 AM, otheng at kinghenry8.coventry.sch.uk
> writes:
> << Pickles are any fruit preserved in a vinegar or vinegar/sugar mix, and
> term is also used colloquially for chutneys - >>
> Funny, I always regarded vinegar/salt as the halmark of being pickled. I
> guess I'm too familiar with Japanese restaurants...

In Britain salted foods are not generally called "pickles", unless they are
imports carrying that name. We used to salt vegetables when I was a kid -
runner beans, in particular - but never considered them pickled.

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