You ever find yourself midway through your morning, only a few hours into your work day and notice that you are incredibly hungry? The kind of appetite that makes it nearly impossible to concentrate? For me, these types of hunger pains seem to only be subsided by a nicely overstuffed sandwich at lunchtime. Now what better way is there to finish off your mid-day meal than with a crispy pickle? Who doesn’t love a pickle? Americans seem love their pickles very much, according to the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, the average American eats approximately 8.5 lbs. of pickles annually. Normally, when someone refers to a pickle in America, they are referring to a pickled cucumber. Truth is, you can pickle any number of ingredients. Pickling is the fermentation process of expanding the lifespan of foods by method of brine or vinegar immersion. The word pickle comes from the Dutch word pekel which means brine. These juicy little post sandwich treats have become integral parts of many cuisines.