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"Dill" pickles

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Kathy Jan 28, 2003 01:22 PM

My grandfather used to make the most wonderful dill pickles each summer using both cucumbers and fresh dill from his garden. They were wonderful. Wish I still had the recipe. If I did, I wouldn't be buying supermarket pickles. I have yet to see any brand on the market shelves which lists 'dill' as an ingredient. It's usually called dill flavoring. Any idea why this is so?

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    Katerina RE: Kathy Jan 28, 2003 06:22 PM

    The "kosher dills" I buy have real dill I think.

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      Katerina RE: Kathy Jan 28, 2003 06:29 PM

      Try buying Eastern European pickles, Polish or Hungarian - I'm positive they use real dill. If you live in NYC, there are quite a few shops in Yorkville.

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        JK Grence (the Cosmic Jester) RE: Kathy Jan 28, 2003 07:03 PM

        My first guess is that dill flavoring is going to be WAY less expensive than buying real dill- if Delta Airlines saved over a million buks a year by just getting rid of the lettuce leaf garnish on the in-flight meals, you can imagine that the cost savings on herb flavorings vs. real herbs are going to be significant as well.

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          dzander7 RE: Kathy Jan 28, 2003 07:51 PM

          Gedney's State Fair pickles list dill weed as an ingredient.

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            M. Allen RE: Kathy Jan 29, 2003 09:04 AM

            My grandmother still makes her pickles like that, she also makes spicy dill pickles. Now I am craving those, I guess I will have to get her recipe or have her send me a batch...

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