When it comes to food preservation, one variety of vegetable comes to the top of the list: pickled cucumbers. In America, there are commonly called pickles and they go in everything, from hamburgers to hot dogs. If you're a pickle lover like me, you also enjoy snacking on these tart and crispy wonders all by themselves.
What makes pickles so popular in America? The World of Pickles infograph below provides some answers. Learn all the different varieties of pickles, how to make them and a special family recipe. If you are interested in preserving more than just cucumbers, here a few tips on freezing vegetables.
Dal is one of those recipes that goes all the way back to the Indus Valley Civilisation. Unlike dishes such as biryani, brought to India by the Moghuls, it is one of those foods that has always been there. It is therefore a building block of Indian culture.