"I have long believed that good food, good eating is all about risk. Whether we're talking about unpasteurized Stilton, raw oysters or working for organized crime 'associates,' food, for me, has always been an adventure."--Anthony Bourdain
This is a seven day process. 10 Med. Cucumbers Powdered Alum Syrup: 8 Cups of Sugar 5 Tsp. Salt 2 Tbsp. Mixed Pickling Spice (put in cheese cloth) 4 Cups Vinegar Green Food Coloring
Day 1: Cover whole cucumbers with boiling water and let stand overnight. Day 2: Drain. Use fresh water, bring to a boil and add a scant teaspoon of powdered alum and pour over pickles and let soak overnight. Day 3: Repeat 2nd Day. Day 4: Repeat 2nd Day. Day 5: Drain and cut into pieces. Make syrup and pour over cucumbers. Let stand for days 6 and 7. Syrup: Combine sugar, salt, vinegar and spice bag in a saucepan and bring to boil. Day 7: Heat to almost boiling and bottle.
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