The Mystery of Pickles by Daniel Klawitter









The Mystery of Pickles

by Daniel Klawitter

I always thought that pickles Grew on a pickle tree. But any cucumber will tell you: “The pickle comes from me!” How can they taste so different And yet still be the same?! The secret is in the vinegar, And fermentation is to blame! The cucumber takes a bath In a salty, acidic brine. It stays in there for 7 days And comes out tasting fine. Cucumbers when left untreated, Are something I abhor. But when they turn to pickles, They are better than before.