Chow chow

Chow chow has long been a Pennsylvania Dutch pickle made from what’s in the garden in late summer. Served as a side dish or a condiment, jars of chow chow last long after the season fades.

Because it’s a pickle, every recipe has sugar and vinegar. That’s where the similarities end.

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