Get excited: today kicks off International Pickle Week! It's only fair that foodies across the globe pay homage to one of the greatest provisions of all time. After all, here in the United States alone, a pickle can be an appetizer (deep-fried, breaded, and served with ranch dressing), a condiment (as relish on a hot dog), a lunch side (alongside a deli sandwich) or a simple enjoyable snack straight from the jar.
I'm going to test your knowledge of these brined cucumbers and the roles they've played throughout civilization. Will my questions be a snap — or will they leave you in a pickle? Find out when you get started below.
Have You Got a Thing For Pickles?
Anthropologists and archaeologists estimate we've been eating pickles since as early as . . .
How many times are cucumbers mentioned in the Bible?
How many pickles does the average American eat in a year?
Which woman in history famously loved pickles?
T/F: Some scientists believe that pickle juice can stop muscle cramps.
What philosopher believed in the healing properties of pickles?
Where are Kool-Aid pickles a popular regional specialty?
Which famous figure is credited for bringing pickles to the New World?
The word pickle is derived from pekel, which means "brine" in which language?
Branston pickle isn't a cucumber; it's a pickled relish served with a traditional UK dish known as: