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Kate Winslet's Mom, Sally Winslet, Wins Pub Pickling Competition

Sally Winslet Is an Award-Winning Onion Pickler

Looks like Oscar nominee Kate Winslet isn't the only award winner in her family. The British actress's mother, Sally Winslet, affectionately known as the "Queen of Shallots," is an award-winning pickler. Yesterday Sally won the annual onion pickling contest at her local East Reading pub, the Retreat. This is the third year in a row that Sally's pickled onions won the competition. Upon accepting her title, Winslet explained what made her onions so special:

There are a lot of good onions here. I just boil up the spices with sugar and when the balsamic vinegar is cold I pour it over the onions.

Over the past six months, pickling has become incredibly popular, and Anna Winslet, Kate's sister and Sally's daughter, who was on hand at the competition, couldn't have put it better when she said, "Everyone should be a pickler." No word on Kate's pickling skills, although she is known to be an enthusiastic, yet accident-prone cook.

Are you surprised to learn that Winslet's mother is an award-winning onion pickler? Do you pickle?


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Oh_Please Oh_Please 8 years
Oh, who the hell cares what this tawdry, ugly old cow is doing! I can see where Kate and now her daughter Mia Honey get their bland, boring looks from. Mia is particularly ugly, takes after her grandmother for sure! What kind of real mother lets her 14 year old daughter drop out of school and then shack up with an adult male over twice her age? Maybe Kate Winslet should worry less about her fat ass or how she's portrayed in the media and how people may think she and HER mother are pathetic role models for children. In a few years we are going to hear about Kate's daughter shacking up with some 35 year old loser and wanting to follow in her mother's footsteps.
milosmommy milosmommy 8 years
I wish I had someone to show me because I would love to pickle.
marie-lee marie-lee 8 years
I made some relish at Christmas time and gave away as part of some Christmas gifts...does that count?
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
that's kind of cute/funny that her mom is doing her own thing like this. at least we know that she's doing a great job making her own name w/o using her daughter's success. i can't imagine pickling things myself - but i think that my fiance's family has done it a few times.
Spectra Spectra 8 years
My husband would probably flip if I made pickled onions. He likes to put sliced onions in pickle juice in the fridge for a couple of days to make sort-of pickled onions, but I bet they'd be awesome if you made them from scratch. I should try it!
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