"The tradition of Italian cooking is that of the matriarch. This is the cooking of grandma. She didn't waste time thinking too much about the celery. She got the best celery she could and then she dealt with it."--Mario Batali
Cut cucumbers into sticks. Cover with boiling water and let stand overnight. In the morning, drain and pack solid into jars. Bring the remaining ingredients to boil and pour over the cucumbers in the jars. Seal and process in a hot water bath for 5 minutes.
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