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What's the dill?

Posted by Courtney Hollands  July 20, 2009 02:00 PM

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Whenever I order a sandwich or a burger, I always eat the pickle first. It has to be a salty, crunchy spear, however — I have no tolerance for the flimsy, piddly pickles some local restaurants serve.

Fellow pickle fanatics should head to Formaggio Kitchen in Cambridge this Sunday. Bob McClure of famed McClure's Pickles will demonstrate pickling techniques. (We're told the "Art of Pickling" classes McClure teaches at the company's Brooklyn branch usually sell out.) You'll leave class with a jar of pickles — yum.

The class begins at 5:30 p.m., and there are still spots left. The fee is $35. To register, call 617-354-4750, or visit

[John Tlumacki / Globe Staff]

And, if you happen to be in New York on October 4, make sure to catch the New York City International Pickle Day. No, really.

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