The Quick Pickle Cookbook

After paging through this book, you’ll never again find yourself in a pickle.

The age-old tradition of pickling gets a modern makeover in The Quick Pickle Cookbook by Grace Parisi, a James Beard award-nominated cookbook author and former Food & Wine editor.

From basic “Killer Dillers” to pickled sweet beets with pearl onions, honey-star anise pickled apricots or lime-chile pickled pineapple, Parisi uses fancy ferments as foundations for both pickled veggie and fruit recipes, including hearty Russian beef-barley soup, pickled apricot-barbecue glaze for ribs and a pineapple-Aperol spritz.

Make a mix of pickles with giardiera (Italian-spiced pickled peppers, carrots, celery and cauliflower) or make a shrimp stir-fry with ginger-pickled snap peas. Lunch, dinner, drinks and dessert – after paging through this book, you’ll never again find yourself in a pickle.

The Quick Pickle Cookbook by Grace Parisi, quartoknows.com

Bethany Christo is Feast's special projects editor who enjoys barbecue, grammar, good reads, thrifting, attempting humor and rapping by herself in the car, all to the detriment of her social life. You'll find her near the desserts.