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The Nefarious Pickle

2011_08_pickles.jpgThere was once a time in New York where the powers that be tried to get immigrants and their children to stop eating pickles: "Pungent beyond all civilized standards, toxic to both the stomach and the psyche, the pickle was seen as morally suspect...Pickles were seen — by a nation on its way to Prohibition — as a compulsion for those too young to drink alcohol." [NYT]

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