Study: Eating pickles, yogurt can reduce social anxiety

By Alixandra Caole Vila ( | Updated July 7, 2015 – 2:08pm MANILA, Philippines –  A study published in Psychiatry Research claims social anxiety may be eased by eating fermented foods like pickles. Social anxiety is defined by as the fear of interaction with other people that brings on self-consciousness and feelings of being negatively judged and evaluated which, as a result, […]

4th of July Parade Features Pickles

The 4th of July parade in Lexington, MI features pickles in addition to candy and other items that are more traditionally seen handed out at parades.  This has to be one of the few parades in the country where pickles are featured and it seems like a great idea.  In addition to the kids and […]

Chili pepper shortage dampens the heat of Indian cuisine

Chili pepper shortage dampens the heat of Indian cuisine BY JEANETTE SETTEMBRE    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS   Thursday, June 11, 2015, 2:00 AM   The spice isn’t right! A federal ban on certain green chili peppers has sent shockwaves through the Indian restaurant world — with chefs from Curry Hill to Jackson Heights scrambling to […]

When in a Pickling Pickle…

The following is an excerpt from Becky Krystal’s article “When in a pickling pickle, how D.C. food businesses get around shortages,” appearing April 15 at “The world was full of panic — and mock panic — early this year when Chipotle pulled carnitas from some of its restaurants after a pork supplier was found […]

Pickle and Pepper Fun Facts

Pickling is one of the oldest forms of food preservation, discovered at the dawn of civilization, thousands of years ago in Mesopotamia. North Americans prefer pickles with warts. Europeans prefer wartless pickles. Refrigerated pickles account for about 20 percent of all pickle sales. International Pickle Week is one of the country’s longest running food promotions […]