A Somewhat Important Update On The Pickle-Cucumber Thing

Turns out the whole pickle-cucumber thing gets even crazier. A loyal Stew’s Letter reader informed me that real pickles are only made from a specific kind of cucumber, which essentially means that not all cucumbers can become pickles.


Also, a hilarious Quora author (they weren't trying to be funny) observed that a cucumber can become a pickle, but a pickle can never go back to being a cucumber. Those rushing to convert cucumbers to pickles should heed this fact, lest they find themselves cucumber-less.

Also, notice how quick the tables turned here. Last week, the cucumber-pickle relationship was forbidden knowledge. Now, my cucumber expertise is growing at a shocking pace. This is one reason to always question what you think you know.

(Is this the beginning of a running pickle-cucumber life lesson joke? Probably, yes.)